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  • Neil Butler Interview: Writing and Cheap Carbohydrates

    Neil Butler's first book 'The Roost', a collection of connected short stories, has been gathering praise since it was published in August. Neil talks to us about his writing journey so far, the knack of writing short stories and banishing the demons of self-doubt. Your short story collection The...

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  • SBT's Performance And Presentation Course

    The Performance and Presentation course organised by Scottish Book Trust was my first outing as a published author. My aim for the course was not only to learn about performance and presentation, but also see how I would fare in the big wide world, among fellow writers and in a possibly stressful...

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  • Art and writing come together at Bowmore

    James Mayhew's Authors Live event is guaranteed to entertain your pupils. But what to do after you've watched it? Have a look at what pupils in Bowmore Primary were inspired to create! 4 and 5 year olds at Bowmore Primary School were so engrossed in James Mayhew’s stories and his ability to draw...

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  • African Literature: The Ones to Watch

    This month, the Book Talk focus has been 'Lyrics Alley', a novel by the Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela set in 1950's Sudan and Egypt. One of her short stories was recently featured in 'The Granta Book of the African Short Story' alongside a selection of the new guard of writers from all over Africa...

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  • The End of the Beginning

    So that’s it, the end of NaNoWriMo for another year. Perhaps you didn’t manage to complete the entire draft. That’s okay, not all writers can do quantity over quality . Maybe you just need a bit more time to process things. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. But what if you have managed to get that...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Victory is Nigh!

    Maybe that draft is nearing completion, or maybe not. Maybe you are feeling elated by your incredible achievement over the last month, or maybe you feel worn out. Either way the end is now in sight. So it’s time to wind down now, right? Wrong! This is the time to really show the world what you’re...

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