Resources for Writers

Here’s a list of websites, resources, organisations and ideas, mainly for writers, but also anyone who loves literature. People sometimes contact me for advice saying they want to write but don’t know where to start. Here’s one place: Starting Your Writing Career. And here’s a page with a helpful breakdown of the whole writing process, recommended to me by a young writer, Amelia!

Scotland & UK

BBC Writers Room

Scottish Book Trust

Moniack Mhor – Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre

Book Trust (England)

National Association of Writers in Education

Scottish Writers Centre

Playwrights’ Studio

Scottish Society of Playwrights

Traverse Theatre

Directory of Writers’ Circles, Courses & Workshops:

Arvon Foundation (Writing courses)

Scottish Literature & Arts Festivals

Bookfestival Scotland

BordersBookmark: Blairgowrie, Rattray and the Glens Book Festival

Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Inverness Book Festival

Nairn Book & Arts Festival

Pitlochry Winter Words Festival

StAnza – Scotland’s Poetry Festival

Ullapool Book Festival

Wigtown Book Festival

UK Literature and Arts Festivals

Small Wonder – Short Story Festival

Hay on Wye Arts Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival


National Novel Writing Month

Mussoorie Writers, India