Check out my autumn creative writing and literature classes. Two courses running at the Guildford Book Festival, two weekend writing classes at the Perth Pathways Centre, and a fun two day retreat at the Braemar Arts Festival. Plus, ‘Exploring Genre Literature’ at the University of Dundee.
I’ve put my first piece on Medium. Not the usual teaching or writing stuff that you’d find here. Mostly lefty socio-political ramblings. If you want to read it go to: www.medium.com/@marshrachel
Posted in Medium
For the academics who want to start blogging, but who are worried about anonymity, this post from ‘Shit Academics Say’ is an excellent piece about just that subject.
How I Lost My Voice by Psyc Girl
Recently, I’ve repeatedly heard new creative writing students state variants of the following of phrase, ‘I didn’t know what to write next, so I just made this up’.
My response, ‘Of course you made it up. It’s fiction.’ Continue reading
The River Dee passes through Braemar
For the past four Octobers, I have spent several days in Braemar working with creative writers as part of the Braemar Arts Festival. It is regularly the highlight of my creative year, and this Festival was no different. Continue reading
Image from SheWrites Grammergency.
If you’ve ever had a problem with the preposition, check out SheWrite’s piece ‘Preposterous Prepositions.’