SoA Blog


How can we turn 21st century children into readers?

Literary specialist, Sue Palmer, considers how to motivate children to read within education.

Chairing is Caring

Chairing literary events sounds like a good way for authors to earn while waiting for those royalty payments to trickle in, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Here are some top tips from...

Sustainability and the Climate Emergency. What can we do?

This month’s Society of Authors in Scotland blog is a callout for Scottish authors to join the discussion around sustainability and the climate emergency. Can we influence beneficial action...

A new approach and a literary prize for the writer-carer

For the writer-carer. A new, more vigorous approach and a new literary prize.

Reflections from Glenalmond

Impressions of the Society of Authors in Scotland's retreat in Glenalmond, from some of the attendees

Metjen, the earliest known writer

In August’s Society of Authors in Scotland blog, Bill Manley, takes us back over four thousand years to meet Metjen, the earliest known writer.

First person – contracts, trends and author concerns across Europe

SoA advisor Ambre Morvan reflects on three days in Madrid at the European Writers’ Council 2022 AGM

Using archives in writing

In our July blog from the Society of Authors in Scotland, Jennifer Morag Henderson considers libraries and archives essential not just to her own non-fiction work but to writers of...

#ADCIWeek - Where I write

To mark Disability Pride Month, members of our Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI) network share snapshots of their daily lives as an author.  

No excuse for going back

Claire Wade of the SoA’s ADCI group investigates the barriers and opportunities for disabled authors and their allies.

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.