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October 5, 2017

Our friends at Scottish Book Trust run a brilliant scheme for teenagers looking to become creative writers. What’s Your Story? is Scotland’s only national level narrative storytelling development programme which supports teens wanting to develop creativity.

July 12, 2017

Here at Skriva, we love Scrivener (and not just because it sounds like it was made for us!). Scrivener is a software application that helps writers do their work better and easier. Whether you are writing a book or a screenplay, a biography, a comic strip or a stage pl...

July 26, 2016

Skriva Writing School, in association with The Bridge Awards, is delighted to announce that the winner of our 2016 Film Script Development Award is Jan Smith, with her script 'Victory Park'.

Jan will have her script read and appraised by Douglas Dougan and receive an in...

April 18, 2016

The Bridge Awards, in association with Skriva Writing School, is offering a Scottish screenwriter the opportunity to have their completed film script read and appraised by screenwriter and producer Douglas Dougan. The winner will receive an intensive script development...

April 15, 2016

Poet-playwright Rebecca Sharp blogs about the strangeness of poem-writing for us:


'I write across a few different forms – poetry and plays mostly, including collaborations with musicians, visual artists, sound artists, you name it…


But we’re here to talk about poetry,...

November 30, 2015


Emma Beeby tries to explain what it is she does for a living, and why the aspiring writer shouldn’t dismiss comics as a career path…








Here’s the typical conversation I have when trying to explain that I write comics for a living to strangers.


Comics! Really? So…...

August 11, 2015

Doug and I have been looking for ways to make our courses more accessible. With that in mind, we've just launched a new award for writers on tight budgets: the Skriva Novelist Scholarship. We're offering a place on one of the 6-week Novel Writing courses, taught by mys...

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