Tag: author

How to Survive as a Writer: Mountains and Icebergs

Earlier this year, we caught Alex Nye chatting to high school students about being an author at Yay!YA+, and with our events for writers and on lit mags, we thought it would be great to hear from her on some ins and outs of being a writer. How do you survive as a writer? With […]

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Writer resources to get you set for our events!

Scot Lit Fest has two great events to give writers an added insight into the industry, and to ask those working in it. Our Lit Mag Forum has a panel of three great magazines in Scotland talking about their processes and place in the literary climate, and our Writer Salon will have Zoë Strachan and […]

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Publisher spotlight: Linen Press.

As part of #ScotLitFest, we’re hoping to shine a spotlight on not just the authors, but the publishers in Scotland with a five point guide. Today, we’ll be looking at Linen Press. The who, where, what and why. Linen Press was set up in 2008 by Lynn Michell to publish Marjorie Wilson’s Childhood’s Hill, a […]

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Five book festivals for your diaries.

Who doesn’t want to spend their free times chatting about books and hearing from authors? Exactly. So, here’s some brilliant book festivals you can check out across May and into June to keep you busy. Off the Page 5th-16th May, Stirling. The Stirling Libraries’ book festival hosts a programme that has a strong focus on […]

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Bright Red #scotlitfest exclusive: Learn To Write.

Edinburgh-based independent publisher Bright Red have, this week, given us a sneak peek inside their guide Learn to Write by Dr Christopher Nicol. On top of support for essay writing, there are large sections dedicated to honing your creative writing skills. Here, we look at the short story: CREATING CHARACTERS The aim here is to […]

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