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London’s Word Factory is the national organisation for short story excellence. Run by writers, not for profit but for passion. Word Factory is for everyone who loves stories, bringing brilliant writers and readers together for conversation and fun. Meet our authors, join our masterclasses and make use of our advice, news and information.

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Clare Fisher on Letting Female Characters Misbehave

Novelist and short story writer Clare Fisher has been longlisted for the 2019 Edgehill and Dylan Thomas Prizes for her debut collection How the Light Gets In. She tells the Word Factory about interrogating failure, female subjectivity, and why the topics she’s anxious to avoid are most interesting to write about.

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