Writers are a Crock of Golden Potential

SoAiS Chair Mac Logan introduces the benefits of untutored writing retreats

The right to be free

Daniel Gorman of English PEN describes how the literary campaigning organisation is defending freedom of expression, in the UK and abroad.

Welcome to our new SoA Senior Policy & Liaison Manager (Scotland), Heather Parry

Heather Parry joins the SoA in a new Creative Scotland-funded role to support and advocate for authors in Scotland. 

The right/write language

SoA in Scotland secretary Ceitidh Hutton talks about writing Gaelic children’s books.

How I joined the pod people

Jonathan Pinnock on moving from page to podcast.  

Off the stage

Digital technology can enhance live theatre, writes Mojisola Elufowoju.

On duty

Junior doctor and author, Dr Roopa Farooki, on why the truth matters during a crisis.

An interview with Alom Shaha

An interview with Alom Shaha

An interview with Timo Tossavainen

An interview with Timo Tossavainen

An Infestation of Animals

Nick Mills has a problem - animals have infested her books.

A tale of two New Years' Resolutions

Barbara Henderson discusses her journey to becoming an author and the two New Years' resolutions that helped her along the way.

The low-cost time machine: a Belarusian dystopia

Andrei Khadanovich writes from Belarus, translated from Belarusian by Valzhyna Mort

Draw your own Christmas card with Tita Berredo

Christmas is coming and now is the time to write cards for all the people we love. Now, instead of browsing through a thousand cards in stores, why not make it more personal?

Before You Sign | Prizes and Competitions

We asked the advisors what you should look out for when entering prizes and competitions.

Why do agents come in threes?

I recall meeting a well-known author who told me that he was happily signed-up with his third agent. When I expressed surprise that he had moved agents, he said that he had been told by a fellow...

Off season: Writing, self-doubt and doing enough

Paula Brackston reflects on the changing season and how writers can leave an impact – however small.

A day in the life of... Ruby Chopra

Meet Ruby Chopra – the SoA’s Senior Membership Administrator and administrator behind our Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses Network.

Writing In Fifeish

Society of Authors in Scotland member, Moira McPartlin talks about writing in dialect.

What do you do, exactly?

Author and Penguin Press publicist Pen Vogler advises on how to get the best from your publicist.

On the Trail of the Lost Shepherd

Merryn Glover, former co-Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, speaks of her shepherding experiences, whilst researching for her new novel 'Of Stone and Sky'.