Article Archive: Experience

Aerial Performance: Other People’s Audiences

Porter Anderson is an influential American journalist and blogger who focusses on the publishing industry, otherwise known to Porter and his readers as ‘the industry! the industry!’  In this piece Porter explains how he has developed his online presence through writing for other people’s audiences, on other people’s platforms, using Twitter as the string that… Read more »

Inanimate Alice: Her Unexpected Rise from Marketing Tool to Pedagogical Blockbuster

In 2006 Chris Joseph and I were commissioned to create a series of interactive stories for a marketing campaign for a feature film that didn’t exist.  From that inauspicious beginning, Inanimate Alice has gone on to become one of the most popular digital stories for educators around the world, from primary to doctoral level.  How… Read more »

Crossing Continents With Transmedia

Barry Nugent

The first time someone mentioned the term transmedia to me I was already collaborating with four project teams. We were working to produce a comic anthology centered on my urban fantasy novel Fallen Heroes. I was also co-writing the first episode of an audio drama spin off. The name I gave to this transmedia project… Read more »

Digital Corsham Lunchtime Talks: Philip Hensher

Writer Kate Pullinger, Editor of The Writing Platform, is also a professor at Bath Spa University, co-sponsors of The Writing Platform. At Bath Spa, Pullinger runs a series of lunchtime talks, aimed at all the postgraduate writing students who study at the Corsham Court Campus. These talks, Digital Corsham, are given by writers, academics, publishers,… Read more »

Jacob Sam-La Rose: the impact of digital on writing

Words of Colour Productions

Word of Colour Productions interviewed the self confessed tech geek, writer and editor Jacob Sam-La Rose on the impact of digital platforms and trends on his writing for The Writing Platform. In 2012, Jacob’s poetry collection ‘Breaking Silence’ (Bloodaxe) was shortlisted for both the Forward Felix Dennis Award and the Aldeburgh Fenton Award. A techie… Read more »

Anyone Can Play: Platforms for experimenting and collaborating

Joanna Ellis

The survey conducted by The Writing Platform prior to launch firmly busted the ‘writer in the garret’ myth. Over 60% of the writers who responded expressed a desire to collaborate and a significant portion also expressed a hunger to experiment and push the boundaries of their creative practice. Experimentation and collaboration come in many guises,… Read more »

An Introduction to The Writing Platform

Kate Pullinger

Welcome to The Writing Platform! Our aim is to provide neutral information and informed opinion on digital transformations in writing, reading, and publishing. In the build-up to the launch of this site, we’ve been surveying writers on their digital needs; a complex, fascinating picture of writers today has emerged. For more on the results of… Read more »

Website or Social Media: The modern writer’s conundrum

Kristen Harrison, The Curved House

If you’re considering developing your web presence you are probably wondering whether it’s better to build a website, start a blog, or join Twitter, Facebook and the many other social media platforms available today. If you are lucky enough to have the golden trifecta: time, ability and money, then by all means, do it all!… Read more »