One to One: How to get the most out of a discussion about your writing

If you've ever daydreamed about attending a creative writing retreat (or if you've been lucky enough to go on one!), you'll be familiar with the term "one-to-one tutorial". These are usually with an experienced writer/tutor, and can be a fantastic opportunity to advance your writing. But let's face it: for those of us who don't … Continue reading One to One: How to get the most out of a discussion about your writing

Writing about Place: The importance of setting in your fiction/non-fiction

If I asked you to pick your favourite book - the one that sticks out most in your mind - what would it be? A literary classic, something funny, a tearjerker, or a board book from your childhood days? I'm terrible at answering this question - not because I don't have¬†favourite books, but because my … Continue reading Writing about Place: The importance of setting in your fiction/non-fiction

New Publications: ‘Gutter’ and ‘From Glasgow to Saturn’

This month, I am delighted to announce two new additions to my list of published works! My poem, 'Arctic Roll', features in Gutter Issue 15 (Autumn 2016). The poem was written in a Sunday evening post-migraine flash of inspiration and is a little darker than some of my usual writing. I was so unsure about … Continue reading New Publications: ‘Gutter’ and ‘From Glasgow to Saturn’