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Another great Festival in 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.

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2015 Autumn Creative Writing Classes

Teaching schedule updated and ready to go. I’m teaching three separate classes this autumn, all in Perthshire. Check out my schedule below and sign-up for a class. Pathways in Perth* – Fridays 2-4pm starting 18 September Blairgowrie Learning Centre* – … Continue reading

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The Search for Supervision: The story of a creative writing degree holder

The Scottish Book Trust’s Agony Aunt, Miss Write, has responded to the question, ‘Will a creative writing degree help?’ Miss Write states, ‘Generally, I support anything which helps a writer to write. Creative writing degrees can be incredibly helpful and … Continue reading

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Nature of Narrative: Outdoor Creative Writing Class

I’m very excited to announce that I will be teaching a one-day course on 12 July at the Dundee Botanic Gardens. I’ve been wanting to do some creative work at this space for some time. It’s a gorgeous location, filled … Continue reading

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The Collective Short Story

I tried something new when I taught at the Braemar Arts Festival last October. Something that could have gone horribly wrong, but instead seemed to work quite well. I took a class of four women who didn’t know each other, … Continue reading

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I Read a lot of Bad Writing

Being a creative writing teacher means reading a lot of bad writing. I mean, A LOT of bad writing. Unconvincing narratives, unbelievable characters, contrived dialogue, haphazardness grammar: I’ve read it all. But before any former or current students go off … Continue reading

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