Article Archive: Resource

5 Good Online Productivity Tools For Writers

Molly Flatt

Ah, tools. Such a seductive word, with that tactile, workmanlike ring. And such seductive implications. Accumulating tools feels like the very opposite of time wasting. Tools promise to transform us into humble, brine-browed word-carpenters, conscientiously whittling our masterpieces in brain-workshops full of sunshine and space, while topless, and grunting. In short, tools rule. Of course,… Read more »

10 Myths About Social Media

Molly Flatt

What the hell happened with social media? We were told that the fierce publishing-industry lion wouldst lay down with the fragile disenfranchised-author lamb and share the cool bounty of the literary watering hole. They promised that we’d be able to get all warm and snuggly with readers across the world while just happening to shift… Read more »

Immersive Writing Lab Series #1: How to create a Storyworld

Mike Jones, Portal Entertainment

If you’re a writer interested in finding out more about immersive entertainment – discovering how your audiences can be immersed and play an active part in your story – then we have a great series of specialist immersive writing guides made available to The Writing Platform by Portal Entertainment and the Immersive Writing Lab team…. Read more »

A Writer’s guide to online discussion forums

Kristen Harrison, The Curved House

Discussion forums or “chat rooms” are online websites where people engage in conversations around particular topics in the form of a question and answer style thread. A chat room is similar, except the conversation happens in real time. The principles are broadly the same for both forums and chatrooms so this article should give you… Read more »

The Writing Platform Bursary – Supported by the NALD Futures Fund

The Writing Platform Bursary, supported by the NALD Futures Fund, is designed to support inter-disciplinary learning and collaboration between writers and technologists. The fund will support two one-off bursaries of £3000. Each bursary will be allocated to a project team, consisting of one writer and one technologist, who will work on a jointly-conceived digital literature project… Read more »