A stack of Braemar stories

My experience in facilitating a community written novel has hit a few stumbling blocks, but I see these set-backs as part of the development and learning process. Braemarnia is an experiment after all.

Read about how the project is going Braemarnia stack of stories.

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Gender and Crime Fiction – Q&A

Leave your questions for the discussion session of this 12 March talk in the comments below.

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Braemar Writer in Residence

SnowIt’s official. I am the Writer in Residence for the Braemar Creative Arts Festival. Check out our really cool project called Braemarnia, which is a community written novel.

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Classes for Autumn 2018

This autumn, I’ll be teaching in Guildford, Perth, and Dundee, find out more information here.

I won’t be teaching in Braemar until the spring, but I will be at the Braemar Arts Festival as a participant. So, if you plan on heading up to Braemar for the Festival (www.braemarcreativearts.co.uk), let me know and we can meet up for a coffee and a blether.

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Autumn 2017 Writing Classes


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.

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Quick Post – Anonymity and Academic Blogging

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

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You are a Writing God

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

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