Articles Tagged: writing

5 days, 2 lives, 1 writing challenge…

Chris Smith, Write Track

…Your chance to test the Write Track 5 day challenge At Write Track we use persuasive technology to encourage writers to write more regularly – and become more productive. Something we’ve written about before for this website. Today, we’re inviting Writing Platform readers to test out our new free 5-day writing kickstart – a writing… Read more »

Locating Digital Fiction in Victorian Southampton

Tory L. Dawson

Late last year, whilst in the final throes of my doctorate in Creative Writing, I was invited by my supervisor at the University of Southampton to join an interdisciplinary Leverhulme Trust-funded research project entitled: ‘StoryPlaces: Exploring the Poetics of Location-Based Narratives’. Working alongside the university’s creative writing undergraduates, professional writers such as Philip Hoare, and… Read more »

Rife Magazine

Nikesh Shukla

In 2014, we decided to set up digital platform for the young people of Bristol. As part of a talent development programme and as a magazine to amplify young exciting voices in the city, we wanted to see if we could affect positive change among young people. It would be called Rife Magazine. Rife meaning… Read more »

Call for Entries: New Media Writing Prize 2015

Bournemouth University in association with if: book UK announces the sixth annual New Media Writing Prize, now open for entries The competition encourages writers working with digital media to showcase their skills. It also aims to provoke discussion and raise awareness of new-media storytelling. The prize has four categories: Overall Winner, Best Student, the People’s… Read more »

Story Above All Else: Story+ 2014

Story+ is a two-day event at Brisbane Writers Festival which explores the intersection of story, narrative, technology and design. This year the one theme that consistently emerged from the discussions, panels and workshops was that story towers above all mediums. As Portal Entertainment’s Mike Jones explained in his keynote, no technology has ever changed what… Read more »

Australia Council for the Arts Digital Writing Residency Opportunity

The Writing Platform

Applications for the Cube Production Residency Program are now open to writers with experience in delivering high-quality literary programs whose practice intersects digital media, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The Cube is one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, and is part of the Science and Engineering Centre at Queensland University of… Read more »

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 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 »

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 »