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6 Tips for Writing Genderqueer and Nonbinary Characters

Writer Eris Young offers some advice for authors who're thinking about including nonbinary characters in their next project.

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Writing Prompt #7: Cooking up a Story

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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5 Tips for Organising a Spoken Word Event

Organising a spoken word event is a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. Poet, performer and organiser Ross McCleary shares his tips for a top night.

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How I Started Writing: Jenny Lindsay

Every wondered how someone like Jenny Lindsay found her spot in the literary world? Now you can find out, as she shares her experiences and inspirations.

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Writing Prompt #6: Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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Introducing Christina Neuwirth and her Women of Words Doctoral Research Project

Get to know Christina, who's working with us on her doctoral research project Women of Words: Gender equality in contemporary writing and publishing in Scotland.

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Writing Prompt #5: Looming Deadline

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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How to Start Writing

Have you always wanted to write but aren't sure how to sit down and get started? We've got some advice, tips and words of encouragement to help you conquer your fear of the blank page even if you've never written creatively before.

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Writing Prompt #4: Earliest Memory

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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Making Real Writers: Designing Activities for Schools

Author Linda Cracknell shares her tips for making sure children feel like writers when she oraganises school visits.

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