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06 January 2022
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.
08 December 2021
The low-cost time machine: a Belarusian dystopia
Andrei Khadanovich writes from Belarus, translated from Belarusian by Valzhyna Mort
01 December 2021
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?
01 December 2021
Before You Sign | Prizes and Competitions
We asked the advisors what you should look out for when entering prizes and competitions.
12 November 2021
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...
09 September 2021
Off season: Writing, self-doubt and doing enough
Paula Brackston reflects on the changing season and how writers can leave an impact – however small.
08 August 2021
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.
30 July 2021
Writing In Fifeish
Society of Authors in Scotland member, Moira McPartlin talks about writing in dialect.
19 July 2021
What do you do, exactly?
Author and Penguin Press publicist Pen Vogler advises on how to get the best from your publicist.
02 June 2021
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'.
17 May 2021
Being heard, being seen
Amina Jama calls for safe and inclusive creative spaces.
02 May 2021
Golf and writing: where’s the common ground?
Mac Logan, Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, compares the shared skills between a golfer and a writer.
30 March 2021
What a time to launch a debut novel
Kerry Buchanan on launching a first novel during a pandemic and lockdown.
15 March 2021
Indexers: What do you need to know?
Indexer Paula Clarke Bain makes the case for her profession, and describes how authors can work with indexers to get the best results.
03 March 2021
The Society of Authors in Scotland Spring Social
Tita Berredo, a Scottish-based Brazilian children's writer and illustrator, discusses her welcoming experience at this years' SoAiS Spring Social event.
14 February 2021
Speaking the language of grant applications
Isabel Thomas introduces her 'So what? Who cares? Why you?' approach to applying for funding to support creative work
02 February 2021
Writers on the Edge
The last flight home (inevitably diverted or delayed). The twelve hour long ferry journey (inevitably stormy). The long and winding road (inevitably clouded by fog)…
06 January 2021
How to create an accessible writing group
How to ensure your writing group is welcoming, accessible and supportive for all types of writers with disabilities and chronic illnessess.
21 December 2020
Surviving the pandemic: Side hustle ideas for authors
Candy Gourlay offers advice on how authors can diversify income streams during the pandemic.
16 December 2020
The (awareness of) uncertainty pandemic
Author and physician Anthony Kessel on uncertainty and coping in the time of Covid
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