Article Archive: Resource

Rife Magazine’s Unbound Anthology

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s no getting away from it – it’s a tough moment in time for young people. The life landmarks our parents ticked off in their twenties are being swept aside thanks to economic crises much bigger than ourselves, and the choices we make for ourselves in reaction to these circumstances are laughed at or criticised by… Read more »

What Are You Playing At? State Library of Queensland’s Digital Comic Maker

Reading Time: 6 minutes Why would an Aussie library get its designers to build a drag and drop comics website? Aren’t there already plenty of free comic makers online? What are you even playing at? Last year, Talia Yat and Phil Gullberg of the State Library of Queensland’s innovation space the Edge built the Fun Palaces Comic Maker. It was… Read more »

The Digital Literary Atlas of Wales

Reading Time: 7 minutes Since taking on my role in the team building the Digital Literary Atlas of Wales, I’ve been lucky enough to visit some spectacularly uninteresting places: motorway service stations, forgettable B&Bs, generic fast food outlets, characterless pubs. I’ve spent countless hours in my battered little blue car, crawling behind tractors on snaking mid-Welsh B-roads, swearing loudly… Read more »

Can Technology Help You Write?

Chris Smith

Reading Time: 3 minutes Whether you’re typing into Novlr, downloading via Kindle, self-publishing through Reedsy or reading on Wattpad tech is everywhere. But bar the odd writing app, the process of getting words down remains tech-free. For most writers engaged in writing, tech is at best peripheral and at worst a distraction. But can tech be more than something… Read more »

Ten More Author Websites That do the Business

Simon Appleby

Reading Time: 5 minutes Simon Appleby, director of digital agency Bookswarm, highlights ten more websites that do their authors justice on the web. Back in 2013, I blogged for The Writing Platform about ten author websites I really liked. They were my personal picks – I was interested in sites for how they looked, how they worked or what… Read more »

Five Rules For Creating Disabled Characters

Reading Time: 2 minutes This article first appeared in Write: The Magazine of The Writers’ Union of Canada, and is reproduced here with kind permission of the author. How do you create strong disabled characters? The question goads me. Where disability’s concerned, there’s so much banal, shitty writing out there. Countless authors have resorted to clichés and stereotypes when creating… Read more »

Funding opportunities for digital writers through Arts Council England

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Writing Platform has partnered with Arts Council England to run an advice session about funding for digital writers. The event is taking place on Wednesday 8th April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Arts Council’s London offices 21 Bloomsbury street, London, WC1B 3HF Places are free but limited to 20. To book your place email Charlotte Aston on… Read more »