The Write Day! Doug Johnstone

Date Occurs 02/06/2018 - 02/06/2018
Time 10am-12.30pm
Age range
Admission £5 per session 16yrs+

Improve your writing with these sessions led by two of Scotland’s foremost authors. Doug Johnstone: "Wielding the Knife: how to edit your own writing into shape”

A practical workshop, hands-on about editing, as much as writing, from an endlessly creative, bestselling and whip smart author.

Doug Johnstone is a writer, musician and journalist based in Edinburgh. His eighth novel, Crash Land, was published by Faber & Faber in November 2016. His previous book, The Jump, was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Best Scottish Crime Novel and he has also been selected as a prestigious Fiction Uncovered winner.

Sara Sheridan: An insider’s guide: narrative drive and how it will get your book published.

This is aimed at people who are writing with a view to publication and will focus clearly on what editors are looking for, how to diagnose manuscript faults and give tips on the key issues to demystify the process of how the industry works - it also takes in some publicity advice. It is very much focussed on communicating your story to readers (readers, that is, you don’t know!).

Sara Sheridan writes the popular Mirabelle Bevan Murder Mysteries set in 1950s Brighton as well as historical novels set in 1820-1845. Fascinated particularly by female history, she is a cultural commentator who appears regularly on television and radio.

In 2014 she was named one of the Saltire Society's 365 Most Influential Scottish Women, past and present.

£1 per transaction booking fee.

Venue Information

  • Ayrshire Athletics Arena
  • Queens Drive
  • Kilmarnock
  • East Ayrshire
  • KA1 3XF
  • Tel: 01563 555227
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Sunday: 10am-1pm
Monday: 9.30am-1pm & 4.30pm-9.30pm
Tuesday: 4.30pm-9.30pm
Wednesday: 1pm-9.30pm
Thursday: 9:30am-1pm & 4.30pm-9.30pm
Friday: 9.30am-1pm & 4.30pm-9.30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-1.30pm
Wheelchair access Yes
Disabled toilet facilities Yes
Car parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Available for hire Yes
Meeting rooms available for hire Yes
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