Tag Archives: Useful links

A roll of honour . . .

Hi folks My apologies as it’s been too long since I last posted. I have a good excuse though as I’ve been saving up a ton of good news about former class members’ recent writing achievements: Firstly, congratulations to Mary Fitzpatrick, who has added to her growing list of accolades with a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award: http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/writing/scottish-book-trust-training-awards/new-writers-awards/2018/mary-fitzpatrick […]

Scot Lit Fest

Catriona on the Feeding the Flame online course has brought this to my attention: Scot Lit Fest, an online virtual book festival running from 24 – 26 June, featuring authors such as Michel Faber and A.L. Kennedy (work by both is discussed in Creative Writing for Writers and other courses), and Zoe Strachan, my own erstwhile tutor […]

Win fifty quid!

I’ve just completed the first week of classes and have been reminding everyone of the necessity of daily writing practice. If doing it for it’s own sake isn’t incentive enough, then maybe the lure of winning fifty quid should provide an adequate bottom-kick. Very helpfully, Kimberley from Tuesday night’s Creative Writing for Writers has sent me links […]

Looking for an audience?

Last week’s Consolidating Your Skills session covered an aspect of writing that’s become pretty much integral to the working lives of professional authors – reading to an audience. But there’s no reason why those in print should get to hog the limelight as there are plenty of opportunities for unpublished writers too. Listed below are […]

Submissions wanted – deadlines 30 April & 31 May

Some opportunities that should be of interest . . .  GutterDeadline: 30th AprilGutter now invites submissions of up to 3,000 words of fiction (short stories, novel extracts) or 120 lines of poetry. Preference will be given to provocative work that challenges, re-imagines or undermines the individual or collective status quo. We are also interested in […]

How to feel virtuous

I promised that this blog would occasionally carry more discursive posts, so last night – in a special limited edition entry – I treated you to the single-draft sleep-deprived ramblings of a parent who needs to find the time to write but who also has a teething, sleep-deprived baby. Don’t worry – there is a […]

Competitions . . .