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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.
17 May 2021
Being heard, being seen
Amina Jama calls for safe and inclusive creative spaces.
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.
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
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
14 December 2020
What we do when we look at your contract
Making the most out of your SoA contract advice, by Catherine Fuller
16 November 2020
What to say, how to say it
Anna Caig on how to sell your writing and perform well in the online interviews that have become the ‘new normal’
01 October 2020
Seeing ourselves in British history
Jason Young ponders the lack of Black British characters in period drama – and finds hope that those stories will get told.
03 August 2020
How to prepare an online poetry event
Advice from our Poetry & Spoken Word Group committee on preparing – and hosting – an online poetry event.
27 July 2020
Before You Sign | Scamming (Update)
Updated guidance on scamming
22 July 2020
Did East Berlin smell different from West Berlin?
Ben Fergusson considers the benefits of doing historical research online – during a pandemic and beyond.
14 July 2020
Five tips for (new) educational authors
The world of educational publishing can be tricky to navigate for new writers. Here are five tips to keep in mind.
01 July 2020
Protecting your mental health: Coping with Covid-19
Lucy Coats offers ten tips for protecting your mental health during Covid-19.
22 June 2020
Colin Grant on uncovering the stories of Caribbean migration to Britain for his book, Homecoming, and finding authenticity in lost oral histories
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