Tag Archives: Scottish writing

A.L. Kennedy on writing

As if Julian Barnes talking about sex scenes wasn’t serendipitous enough, the Costa prize-winning Scottish novelist A.L. Kennedy was also on the radio this week, discussing her writing and her editorial process. Members of the advanced classes may remember I quoted her on the latter subject in the session on editing a few weeks back, […]

Aye Write!

The programme for this year’s Aye Write festival at the Mitchell has just been published – lots on, including writing workshops on various topics (yours truly is taking the beginners class on 13 April – all welcome if you’d like a refresher session!). http://www.ayewrite.com/programme/Pages/default.aspx The programme also features an event showcasing the creative writing masters […]

Ian Rankin on writing

I used some words of wisdom from this writer in this week’s advanced classes on Plot. Follow the link for his further thoughts and advice, particularly about inspiration versus perspiration. As he says, ‘you’ve got to carry it through’. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/dec/11/ian-rankin-portrait

It’s Burns Night! Read, listen, enjoy . . .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/robertburns/works/tam_o_shanter/