Join our writerly tour of Edinburgh: 10:30am GMT #DWF15

Only 24 hours to go until Jemma and I set off — armed with iPhones and enthusiasm — to do our 20 minute tour of the joys of being a writer in Edinburgh for the Digital Writers Festival in Melbourne, one of the sister UNESCO Cities of Literature.

We’ve got a couple of surprise guests lined up along our route to drop in some ‘fun facts’, read their work and extol the beauties of our city.

This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful, it breaks the heart again and again.

Alexander McCall Smith

Remember, you can watch our live broadcast from 10:30am GMT (21:30 AEDT for our friends in Melbourne) and join in on Twitter using #DWF15

Thank you Edinburgh Libraries for sending us this map of novels set along our route

 

And thank you to Prof Jon Oberlander of the University of Edinburgh for telling us about the Palimpsest project, which allows users to interact with layers of maps and accessible visualisations that explore our literary city at particular times in its history, in the works of particular authors, or across different eras, genres and writers.

Keep your Edinburgh literary favourites coming in — where do you like to write? Which bookstore keeps your supplied with reading fodder? Where in the city have you drawn on for inspiration?

Enjoying ‘The View From Here’

The first thing Janet sees in the art is her own reflection. The black-rimmed glass captures the outline of her face, and the rectangles on the wall behind her, and the chattering mouths of the couple heading towards the exit […]

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New, limited edition Writing Special perk released!

We’ve made it a third of the way towards our goal- can you help us get to the finish line?

Hurrah! Thanks to all you lovely folks our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for On The Same Page has passed the 1/3 mark. That’s a stonking £1050 towards our goal of £2975.

 we love this man

 

To express our gratitude we’ve released a new, limited edition perk: The Writing Special.

The first 10 of you to donate £75/ $123 can receive written feedback from Viccy on your short story or novel extract (up to 5,000 words). You’ll also get all the perks at GRANNIE KNICKERS level.

* Remember to select the Writing Special perk when you donate or we won’t know you want to claim this perk *

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