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I love a surprise, don’t you?

I should have been writing yesterday, instead I went for a lovely walk at Yellowcraigs,  a beautiful sandy beach with a great view of four islands, each unique in its own little way: Fidra – the name is supposed to come … Continue reading

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Calling all unpublished Scottish writers!

Scottish Book Trust Searches Scotland for New Writing Talent Scottish Book Trust has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2014 are now open, providing a unique opportunity for unpublished writers who live in Scotland to pursue their dreams … Continue reading

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When is a writer a writer?

Please welcome guest blogger and writer Julie McDowall. This is her story of how she became a published writer.  As you know, we love to hear from you, so do please leave a comment and/or ask Julie a question. When Is … Continue reading

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Should authors star in their own book trailers?

I’ve just read an excellent blog post by  Belinda Pollard on the subject of book trailers and whether authors should star in trailers about their books. Belinda says no, or at least only under exceptional circumstances.  If you are a writer and … Continue reading

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May We Be Forgiven?

In case you missed it, here are two pieces of writing news: Baileys (the Irish Cream people)  are the new sponsers for  The Women’s Prize for Fiction    and the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013 is A M Homes … Continue reading

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If you are in Edinburgh ….

I’m delighted to be talking about the story behind the writing of  The Blue Suitcase on the 20th June at the wonderful Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh’s newest independent book shop. Starts 6.30 pm. Be great to see you there  For … Continue reading

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