Article Archive: Resource

Bath Spa PHD Studentships in Digital Creative Writing

The Writing Platform Team

PhD Studentships for practice-based digital creative writing, writing for games, and transmedia at Bath Spa University Bath Spa University has a very strong creative writing PhD programme (both campus based and low residency).  With the Sept 2012 professorial appointments of Kate Pullinger and Naomi Alderman, the university is rapidly increasing the presence of digital literature,… Read more »

The Writing Platform Bursary, supported by NALD Futures Fund, awarded

The Writing Platform is pleased to announce the first beneficiaries of its bursary scheme awarding two writer-technologist partnerships with £3000 each. The Bursaries have been awarded to Caden Lovelace @neoeno & Laura Grace @usherette and Ben Gwalchmai @BenGwalchmai & James Wheale @JamesWheale, both partnerships will work on a jointly conceived digital literature project for three months (from… Read more »

The Writing Platform Panel at the 2013 Newcastle Writing Conference

The Writing Platform Team

The Newcastle Writing Conference presents an opportunity for new and emerging fiction writers to explore and learn about trends in publishing, new markets for writing, as well as a chance to connect with other authors and industry experts. The conference is presented by New Writing North and Northumbria University and will approach the publishing industry… Read more »

Immersive Writing Lab Series #2: How To Create Characters

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. The guides, created by… Read more »

Digital workshops for writers at Mix 2013

The Writing Platform Team

Following the success of the MIX DIGITAL Conference 2012, The Writing Platform is partnering with Bath Spa University to co-host a second MIX Conference this July. The three-day series of events will take place at Bath Spa University’s Corsham Court campus, a Grade One-listed Jacobean mansion in the bucolic Wiltshire landscape. Day Three of the… Read more »

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 »