Tag: writing tips

Writers and their Teenage Jobs

Collected is a weekly series of articles from Royal Literary Fund writers, and this week’s feature is from me. A few weeks ago, I sent out the question: Writers! What was your best and worst casual job as a teenager?  The responses were fascinating…

Author Isabel Ashdown talks to PhD2Published about the value of writing competitions

Set up in 2010 by Dr Charlotte Frost, PhD2Published provides academic book publishing advice for first timers.  It offers a wealth of hints and tips for early-career academics on how to get published as well providing discussion on the future of academic publishing in…

Literary festivals and author events: what should writers be paid?

Early in 2011 I was invited to be a speaker at an event in Brighton, which brought together individuals from the creative industries, to discuss networking and support in our community.  Attendees included writers, musicians, artists, acrobats – and a whole host of associated…

Author Isabel Ashdown on Libraries: a vital hub for readers & writers

Last week I was pleased to visit Hove library to talk about my debut novel Glasshopper in an interview with literary agent Adrian Weston.  Louise Halvardsson, Events Coordinator at Hove Library arranged the evening which which saw a good turnout of interesting readers and…