I'm always iffy about writers doling out advice, but as I'm coming up towards the end of my second Creative Writing degree (BA, MSc), I do think this is something that I have quite a bit of experience in. Still, as always, take my advice with a pinch of salt. That being said, here's a … Continue reading Advice: How to Survive a Creative Writing Course
Just a quick one, folks! The lovely people at Bandit Fiction have published a piece of my flash fiction entitled The Butterfly Wing. If you're interested in reading it, you can pick up a copy here! Psst... I'm hoping to get a new blog post out to you by the end of the month. Stay … Continue reading New Publication: Bandit Fiction
I have many opinions about literary magazines. Any writerly friends who have spent time in my home will probably have heard me singing the praises of these curious publications. They're compact and succinct, but contain a wealth of wonders. I maintain, as I have said many times before, these are a gold mine for writers. … Continue reading Let’s Talk Lit Mags!
I really like the phrase 'stomping ground', despite the fact that it's a raging cliche. Merriam-Webster defines it as 'a favourite or habitual resort' or 'familiar territory', but I think there are fantastic implications that extend beyond the dictionary definition. Consider, for a moment, the aggression implied by the word 'stomping'. I refer, again, to … Continue reading On Stomping Grounds
I'm twenty-one years old. I'm not pretending to be a font of wisdom, here. And I won't tell you that you should read and write either, because no one needs to be patronised like that. However, I do want to talk about some pastimes I've collated over the years. I believe these, in some way … Continue reading Pastimes that Made Me a Better Writer
I'm pleased to announce that in 2019, I'll be managing the social media pages for the University of Edinburgh's From Arthur's Seat anthology, created by the students on the Creative Writing MSc. I'll also be contributing to this anthology as a writer, and will keep you all updated as the project progresses. For more information, check … Continue reading From Arthur’s Seat