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  • NaNoWriMo: Kirsty Logan's Survival Kit

    A notebook. Everyone likes a different type of notebook, but whether it's A4 or reporter-sized, lined or squared, make sure you can carry it wherever you go. That way you can make use of any spare snippets of time in your day to scribble down ideas, character sketches or plot points. A really big...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Selecting the Appropriate Tool

    Choosing the best writing tool for the job, a beginner's guide. 1) The sharpened stone This is popular amongst aspiring cavemen and proves itself to be a very handy multi tool. Not only can the stone be used to write with, but it is also useful for killing and skinning animals too (because it has a...

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  • 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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