Articles Tagged: writing

What Right to Write These People?

Heather Sharfeddin

The interior northwestern United States is remote: impenetrable mountains, untamed rivers, and disorienting prairies paired with unpredictable and extreme weather. Once an intricate patchwork of territories occupied by Nez Perce, Salish, Blackfeet, Pend O’Reille, and Sioux, the region has undergone a post-colonial identity shift to that of ranching and hydropower, agriculture and wilderness playground. In… Read more »

“Boying” Mary Anne Ashley…

Jack Wolf

…Writing a Transgender Character as a Political Act, and the Linguistic Potential for Change. The personal, according to Carol Hanisch, is political[i]. Which partner, in any relationship, makes the tea is political. Who loads the washing machine and puts it on to cycle is political. Who – literally – wears the trousers is political. To… Read more »

5 days, 2 lives, 1 writing challenge…

Chris Smith, Write Track

…Your chance to test the Write Track 5 day challenge At Write Track we use persuasive technology to encourage writers to write more regularly – and become more productive. Something we’ve written about before for this website. Today, we’re inviting Writing Platform readers to test out our new free 5-day writing kickstart – a writing… Read more »

Locating Digital Fiction in Victorian Southampton

Tory L. Dawson

Late last year, whilst in the final throes of my doctorate in Creative Writing, I was invited by my supervisor at the University of Southampton to join an interdisciplinary Leverhulme Trust-funded research project entitled: ‘StoryPlaces: Exploring the Poetics of Location-Based Narratives’. Working alongside the university’s creative writing undergraduates, professional writers such as Philip Hoare, and… Read more »

Rife Magazine

Nikesh Shukla

In 2014, we decided to set up digital platform for the young people of Bristol. As part of a talent development programme and as a magazine to amplify young exciting voices in the city, we wanted to see if we could affect positive change among young people. It would be called Rife Magazine. Rife meaning… Read more »

Call for Entries: New Media Writing Prize 2015

Bournemouth University in association with if: book UK announces the sixth annual New Media Writing Prize, now open for entries The competition encourages writers working with digital media to showcase their skills. It also aims to provoke discussion and raise awareness of new-media storytelling. The prize has four categories: Overall Winner, Best Student, the People’s… Read more »

Story Above All Else: Story+ 2014

Story+ is a two-day event at Brisbane Writers Festival which explores the intersection of story, narrative, technology and design. This year the one theme that consistently emerged from the discussions, panels and workshops was that story towers above all mediums. As Portal Entertainment’s Mike Jones explained in his keynote, no technology has ever changed what… Read more »

Literary Conference: Writing in a Digital Age

Early Bird booking is now open for The Literary Consultancy’s Literary Conference: Writing in a Digital Age. This three-day event is for writers and those working with writers, across all publishing environments. With talks and panels by 30+ industry specialists (Nielsen, United Agents, Kobo, Faber&Faber, Inkle, Granta Books, Amazon and more) plus a bonus third… Read more »

Australia Council for the Arts Digital Writing Residency Opportunity

The Writing Platform

Applications for the Cube Production Residency Program are now open to writers with experience in delivering high-quality literary programs whose practice intersects digital media, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The Cube is one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, and is part of the Science and Engineering Centre at Queensland University of… Read more »