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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Turning the Page

Over 50 writers – graduates from Scotland’s Creative Writing Masters and PhD programmes – gathered together at Sandeman House in December for a full-day event hosted by literaturetraining to explore how they could apply the writing and other skills they developed at university to make and sustain a living as a writer.

Loved this event. It was massively inspiring and gave me the real kick-start I needed to get going with everything.

Adrian Mead, the former night club bouncer and a hairdresser turned writer and director of film and TV, was fantastic. If I could garner half his energy and drive, I'd be happy.

Linda Cracknell's quietly informative presentation outlining her own writing career path and the way in which we could visualise and put into practice our ambitions and dreams was incredibly helpful.

A great day, brilliant to meet other graduates in a similar situation, great resources and speakers and something I hope can be repeated...

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