Blog Posts tagged: inspiration

Catriona Child, author

The Songs of my Writing Life: Catriona Child

Trackman and Swim Until you Can't See Land author Catriona Child shares her playlist of the songs that inspired her as a writer.

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Maz Evans

Maz Evans: Why We Must Care for our Young Carers

Maz Evans is the author of the hugely popular books Who Let the Gods Out? and Simply the Quest. In this post, Maz tells us more about her work with Young Carers across the UK, highlighting the challenges these children face.

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Using Museum Objects to Inspire Art and Storytelling

From February-April 2017, the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) ran their annual art competition with school students across Fife. Their theme for this year was Telling Tales, with workshops delivered to nursery to S3 pupils. The workshops explored how stories can be told through artwork and pictures.

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Our Author Visit: David Litchfield

In April 2017, author and illustrator David Litchfield visited schools in Stirling. Students at Strathblane Primary School used the visit to inspire their own creative writing.

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Clock on Typewriter

AM Muses: Finding Time to Write as a Single Mother

How do you find the time to write when you're the busy parent of two young children? Poet Janette Ayachi reveals how she captures her muses and puts them to work in the wee hours.

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Old ruins

Inbreath, Outbreath: Thoughts from a Writing Retreat

New Writer Awardee and Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow Lucy Ribchester reflects on the freedom she felt during her stay in Grez-sur-Loing - both in running and in writing.

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Cornelia Funke

An Interview with Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the highly acclaimed author of the Inkheart trilogy, as well as a host of celebrated titles for children. She's also a fascinating character, drawing on many different literary influences and interested in a wide range of historical settings which feed into her writing.

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Teens' Book of the Month: Urban Legends

Author Helen Grant talks about her inspiration, research, and the third book in the Forbidden Spaces Trilogy

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How to run an office shelfie competition

Want to compete with your colleagues on who has the best bookshelves? Read on...

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Dan Smith: Building the past into your writing

Dan Smith offers five pieces of advice on researching your writing project.

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