Blog Posts tagged: writing tips

Black cat on a pile of papers

Tha Gàidhlig gam chuideachadh an t-saoghal fhaicinn bho sealladh cait (Gaelic helps me see the world from a cat’s viewpoint)

Writer June Graham shares her experiences of creating in Gaelic and how those are different to the way she writes in English.

Continue reading

Greg Thomson

Get started writing in Gaelic

Previous New Writing Awardee Greg Thomson tells us his top tips for getting started writing in Gaelic.

Continue reading

Ali Bacon with Calotypes

Whose Story is it Anyway? How to Handle Multiple Narrators

Juggling multiple narrators can be tricky but it can be rewarding too. Author Ali Bacon tells us why her new book has 10 different voices.

Continue reading

Social media icons

The Art of Graceful Self-Promotion

Self-promotion doesn't come naturally to many writers, but that doesn't mean it's something to be scared of.

Continue reading

Louise Buckley Portrait

Five Things Literary Agents do for Writers

How could landing a literary agent affect your future career? Louise Buckley, an associate agent at Zeno Agency, fills us in on the kind of support you can expect a literary agent to offer.

Continue reading

lady typing

It’s Not all Novels and Sonnets: Alternative Ways to Write

Writing for a living doesn't necessarily mean penning a bestseller. In fact, there are loads of careers that make the most of your love for language.

Continue reading

Pad and pen

Finding the Plot: 4 Plot-Focused Writing Books

Struggling with plot? Take a step back and get to grips with your story with advice from a few handy books on writing.

Continue reading

Notebook with Map

5 Ways to Battle Writer's Block

If you're having a hard time with a dreaded case of the block, sit back and give our top tips for writers a try.

Continue reading

Amanda Block portait

5 Questions to Ask When Redrafting Your Novel

Stuck at the redrafting stage? Writer and literary consultant Amanda Block shares five handy questions that could kickstart the next phase of your novel.

Continue reading

ebook and book

No Writer's a Geek

Write loud and write proud, says prize-winning young poet Andrew Pettigrew. If you feel like writing is your guilty secret, add this blog to your reading list.

Continue reading

Pages