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 play, Scrivener provides a wide range of features to help writers organise their material, do research, create plots and outlines and put your creativity on the page. Whatever it is you are writing, you are going
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 session with Douglas. This can be in the form of written feedback, via Skype or face to face (depending on geographical location).
Douglas Dougan is a screenwriter and producer based in Edinburgh. He began hi
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… you draw the pictures? Oh no. I think folk would generally prefer a comic not composed of stick figures! I’m just a writer. The artist draws it, you see. Ah, right. So you do the words in the balloons. No. Well, okay,
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 myself, to the winner of the award. The award is open to writers who have not previously had a novel published, and who would otherwise struggle to pay for one of our courses. The Scholarship: If you win the award,