Competition Resources

Here’s a list of ongoing competitions which will be edited across the year. Good luck!   Retreat West Deadline: 29th December 2019 Link for more info The latest Retreat West competition is looking for flash fiction with the theme of ‘Earth’. Stories can be up to 500 words and should be sent in by the 29th … More Competition Resources

A Tea and Chat

By Kate Holmes Hey Everyone. Well, I guess here I should say “Dear Reader” but religiously this is how I have always started my announcements, emails and messages to my society, so humour me here because it feels right. Let me introduce myself, my name is Kate Holmes. I am the former President and current … More A Tea and Chat

Worldbuilding Resources

Online Scrivener – https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview A popular writing app, excellent for keeping track of worldbuilding side by side with your projects. Their website offers a free 30 day trial and the paid for version can be downloaded for macOS, iOS and Windows. World Anvil – https://www.worldanvil.com/author A purpose-made worldbuilding website. Worldbuilding is done through articles which … More Worldbuilding Resources

Sci-Fi Resources

YouTube Videos (8:38) Designing Earth-like Atmospheres, by Artifexian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-j_JOWPLj8 (3:57) Build your own Terrestrial Planet: Physical Characteristics, by Artifexian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxbIoIM_Uck (5:42) Perception of the Heavens, by Artifexian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sM6YBlKgg4 (7:22) Alien Atmospheres: How To Make Plastic Trees, by Artifexian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwauz9uIl9M (7:17) Alien Biospheres: Part 1 – The Planet, by Biblaridion (ft. Artifexian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egzZv8tqT_k (20:03) Alien Biospheres: … More Sci-Fi Resources

So Below

By Alex McGinty Creaking joints and spirits grey, Lay dark tablets down this day. Taught of Cthulhu, you must know, As above, so below. Like snarling tomcat, filled with hate, The wicked must accept their fate. With examination of hollow love, As below, so above. The coven dances on the hill, Spreading dread, fear, doom, … More So Below

Off the Page Podcast

  As a relatively new edition to Creative Writing Society, Off the Page is a fantastic platform for members to share their writing with the world.   Episodes can be found on: Audio Boom Spotify And other podcast platforms.   We aim to release episodes fortnightly. Members of the society can come along and record. … More Off the Page Podcast

Dialogue Resources

Websites NY Book Editors: Your Guide to Writing Better Dialogue The NY Book Editors Blog has loads of articles covering a wide range of topics. This one about dialogue gives fully discusses 12 tips for making dialogue serve its purpose for the story and sound natural. Masterclass: How to Write Great Dialogue This article covers … More Dialogue Resources