for writers and readers….

Writing from the Dark Side: Jane Lythell talks about the flawed characters in her novels

Jane and I belong to the same group of authors – the Beach Hut Writers – and, although we’ve met before, we really got talking when we shared a table … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Write for BBC Radio

Once a year a window opens for new writers with no experience of radio to submit a short story  to Opening Lines – BBC Radio 4’s showcase for short stories. … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 11 Comments

10 things Hilary Mantel knows about writing Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

This list is an extract from a post by Hilary Mantel, the international bestselling author, and seems like a good and thought-provoking way to start the new year. It originally … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Time away from the workaday world for Scottish writers….

The Scottish Book Trust want Scotland-based novelists, poets, children’s writers, dramatists and screen writers to apply for the Robert Louis Stephenson fellowship. It provides residencies for four fellows for one … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Set your own S.M.A.R.T goals for 2015….

S.M.A.R.T  is a goal oriented strategy that has been around since the 1980s. I don’t know if it works for every activity but I do know it is good for … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 5 Comments