Recent posts – Page 144

  • Crime Scene Investigations at the Library!

    The school library is an invaluable resource for pupils who can use it confidently. Here, school librarian Chris Morrison describes how an amazing murder mystery project turns S1 pupils into library experts! Murder at Grim Marsh House is designed to introduce the library at Linlithgow Academy to...

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  • NaNoWriMo: SBT's Social Network Independence Programme (SNIP)

    During NaNoWriMo, in order to get the utmost out of time devoted to writing, we would advocate a four step programme to remove the distraction of Social Networking Sites entirely from your writing environment. Remember, every word you type is important! Step 1 – Copy and paste the following words...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Apply For Your Very Own Isolator

    Scottish Book Trust’s Writer Development Programme are delighted to announce the launch of a new service which we hope will finally banish the scourge of procrastination from the writers life. For the duration of NaNoWriMo we are offering a job lot of completely functional ISOLATOR helmets which...

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  • Cassandra Connolly-Brown: Trick or Read!

    In the modern tradition – I know that’s a bit of an oxymoron – Hallowe'en is about dressing up as a scary monster or your favourite superhero, grabbing a pumpkin-shaped pail or the biggest bag you can find, and knocking on neighbours’ doors in the hopes of bringing home lots of candy. Well, if you’...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Transform Your Shed into A Writing Haven

    When I hear authors speaking about their writing process, the single phrase which excites me is “I write in a shed in the garden”. It sends me off into a dream world of shed design and interior decor. I suspect my problem would be in stopping the dreaming and getting down to the writing but here...

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  • Confessions of a NaNoWriMo Virgin

    November is National Novel Writing Month and Scottish Book Trust will be here to support you with with tips and advice and more great blogs from participants on our writer development programme. One of the former Young Writers Awardees Samantha, tells us about her plans for NaNoWriMo...

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