If you missed us live this morning, catch us live on STV Edinburgh tonight #dwf15

Jemma and I had a lot of fun (& surprisingly few technological mishaps) live broadcasting our writers tour of literary Edinburgh this morning as part of the Digital Writers Festival  '20 Minute Cities' strand. For those of you weren't able to follow the live stream, the recording has been Youtube'd with immediate efficiency thanks to … Continue reading If you missed us live this morning, catch us live on STV Edinburgh tonight #dwf15

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

How much do you love being a writer in Edinburgh?

City of everywhere, broken necklace in the sun, you are caves of guilt, you are pinnacles of jubilation Norman MacCaig It's impossible to live in Edinburgh unaware that you're breathing air steeped in literary glory, whether it's the recent re-decoration of Waverley Station as a treasure trove of quotations from Sir Walter Scott, the annual literary pilgrimage … Continue reading How much do you love being a writer in Edinburgh?