Here is the collection of 7 videos of me discussing various aspects of the writing process, aimed at supporting teachers and school students.
Videos of three other Scottish writers – Alan Bissett, Cathy Forde and Eleanor Thom – can be found at
together with a range of resources to stimulate writing in the upper stages.
Influences and Motivation:
Writing from Personal Experience:
Editing and Redrafting:
Hope these are interesting or useful to you.
I’ve constructed some new support materials for the teaching of creative writing. The materials also include some very useful videos of Scottish writers talking about their writing and giving advice to young people; here I am (with my name spelled wrong!) talking about early influences;