Wednesday, 22 December 2010

New Writing Dundee 6 - Call for Submissions

A while ago I posted up information on the short fiction writing anthology New Writing Dundee 5 which my friends Rachel and Amy edited and put together. I know I promised to review the peices in it, but haven't managed a review in a while. I've got two lined up for the New Year, but I'll pick a random story/poem from NWD5 after those are up on the blog.

Monday, 6 December 2010

World Book Night 2011

World Book Night 2011
I saw this on the news at the weekend, and  friend has helpfully posted the link to the application. This first World Book Night will take place in the UK next year on 5th March and the organisers are arranging for people to give away copies of thier chosen book on that night for free. The books to be given away are:

Saturday, 4 December 2010

So you want to write a novel?

I have a friend who is both a writer and a tutor and she posted this on her facebook recently. If you've ever spoken to a 'non-writer'* about your writing ambitions, there might be a few things in here you recognise from that conversation.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Closed on account of snow

This week has pretty much been a write-off. The University where I work has been closed most of the week and I've been unable to get out of town to get to Aberdeen to go to class. I'm feeling really frustrated, not the best mood to blog in I suppose but I haven't posted in so long and I'm feeling a little guilty about my absence from the crusade. Writing, both creative and academic, has stalled for the most part. I'm finding motivation a real issue just now and work stress is not helping.