Catch up with StoryCon

Catch up with some of the highlights from StoryCon, our online creative writing and illustration conference for young people.

Keynote speech from StoryBoard

Our StoryBoard welcome delegates to StoryCon 2020, our creative writing and illustration conference for teens, created by teens.

Gary Erskine on building worlds with illustrations

Comic artist Gary Erskine talks about how to build your own world and characters through illustration.

PM Freestone on world building and fantasy

Explore world-building and fantasy writing with P.M. Freestone.

Lucy Ribchester on plotting your work

Learn how to plan and plot your writing with author Lucy Ribchester.

Henry Bell on editing your work

Poet and writer Henry Bell discusses how to edit your work.

Mairi MacLeod on writing comedy sketches (in Gaelic)

Find out all about how to write comedy sketches with Mairi MacLeod. You’ll hear about different kinds of jokes and how to structure your sketches to make sure you get a big laugh from the audience!

Juno Dawson on how to get published

Author Juno Dawson guides you through the publishing process, from planning your book to finding an agent. With invaluable insights into how she plans and writes her novels, you’ll find some top tips and lots of inspiration in this video.

 Matthew Fitt on writing in Scots

Author, translator and poet Matthew Fitt offers up essential tips for writing in the Scots language.

Akemi Dawn Bowman on writing with emotion

Author Akemi Dawn Bowman talks about how to invoke emotions in your readers and create characters they care about, as well as offering up some brilliant writing tips to get you started.

Dean Atta on writing poetry

We’re joined by Dean Atta, author of the verse novel The Black Flamingo to talk about writing poetry. Focusing on ‘how to’ poems, you’ll be writing your own stanzas in no time!

Playwright Oliver Emmanuel on fantastic stories and where to find them

Let Oliver Emmanuel guide you through how to find stories that will really capture your live audience’s attention.

Catherine Simpson on how to write memoir

Top memoir author Catherine Simpson offers her top tips on how to write memoir.

Tim Armstrong on writing a novel (in Gaelic)

Hear all about how to write a novel with five top tips from sci-fi author Tim Armstrong. From making writing part of your routine to staying motivated, these tips will see you on your way to becoming a novelist!

Creating comics with Frank Quitely

Join Frank Quitely in his studio as he talks through his career and how to create your own comic book.