At Quay Words we’re lucky to benefit from the wisdom of all the fantastic writers we work with.

We’ve collected some of their top tips in our new Quay Words film Writers on Writing we hope you enjoy watching!

If you’d like more valuable input from writers to develop your work this autumn we have two fantastic opportunities coming up to learn and improve you skills at Exeter Custom House.

Tom Cox: Life Writing: What You Need to Know
The brilliant Tom Cox will be running our 5-week short course this autumn. Tom will guide you through the inner landscape of life writing. From self-editing to social media, and taking in outdoor exercises, you will look at all aspects of life writing, and explore ways to use your own story to tell many bigger, more universal ones. Book here.

Nikesh Shukla: Masterclass on Memoir Writing
In this three-hour masterclass you will have the chance to dive into memoir writing with author Nikesh Shukla. This masterclass will explore techniques to address personal heritage and identity in your writing. Nikesh’s recent memoir Brown Baby has been described as ‘fizzing with humanity, life and light’, written addressed to his daughter, Brown Baby explores themes of racism, feminism and the legacy and memory of his mother. Book here.