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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 … Continue reading

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And THIS Got PUBLISHED??

Great little rant on why rubbish gets published. We’ve all felt this way. Horrified at the awful writing that sits between printed pages, knowing that our manuscript remains unnoticed on a USB stick. But, despite the anguish this little blog … Continue reading

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Call for Topics

I’m trying to post more regularly, but I’m finding topics hard to come by. Yes, I could rant about all sorts of things that are not writing related, but that’s not what this blog is about. If there is anything … Continue reading

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I would walk 26.2 miles

I wouldn’t usually use the blog for the promotion of non-creative writing related events, but I’ve got ten days to raise £100 for the Edinburgh MoonWalk, and I’ve only raised £26.50 so far. The Edinburgh MoonWalk is a charity event … Continue reading

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Braemar Arts Festival

For the second year running, I’m teaching at the Braemar Arts Festival in October. This is a great little festival in an amazing location. There’s loads to do, from music and literature, to crafts and photography. Plus, the classes and … Continue reading

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You pick a supervisor, a supervisor doesn’t pick you.

The tips in ’10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you’ ring so true, and the writer’s experiences discussed in the introduction to the ’10 Truths’ mirror not only my own experience but the stories of so many PhD … Continue reading

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