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A fellow University student and I have set up a creative writing/social networking site where like minded students (and writing enthusiasts) can come together and exchange ideas, post up creative writing and critique other literature.

From the Site:

This is a brand spanking new website created by a few enthusiastic students from Strathclyde University. The purpose of this site is to create a unique social community for people interested in creative writing. We believe that the future of collaboration lies here on the internet. We are living in an age in which writers are beginning to embrace and push the boundaries of the digital revolution. It’s getting easier to share our thoughts, feelings and emotions to a greater, more perceptive audience. We hope, in our own small way, to create a platform that you may be able to do the same.

Over the next few weeks and months, we hope to expand our ‘Blog’ page to incorporate invaluable interviews with published writers, academics, and people within the publishing industry to help you discover your own place in the writing world. Our aim is to bring the writer, the academic world, and the publishing industry together, in one online place. You will witness the functionality of our community grow to include many exciting new features that you can utilise to promote your own unique work to the world.

We don’t want this to be a closed community, in some small forgotten corner of the internet, so we aim to promote this website, have it connected with as many people in the industry as possible. By doing this, Quillress can be your gateway to find the connections you need to progress in a career of writing.


We wish to bring a unique creative online experience. One that I hope perhaps some users of FISO can perhaps appreciate. It's obviously in its early stages of development but my friend and I have set a target of 500 members by the end of next month and hope that it will grow exponentially across the UK from there.

In an attempt to create buzz, I will be interviewing leading Scottish writers Alan Bissett and Christopher Brookmyre and posting it on the site, in the hope that they can give some insight into how to nurture a passion for writing and what to do to start a successful career in writing, in its many forms.

Website Link - http://quillress.com/
Twitter Feed - http://twitter.com/#!/quillress
Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quillress/179395245498957
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Looks really good Herc - well beyond my intelligence level though :wink:

Good luck with the site 8-)

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Thanks BN, I'm really sure it's not beyond your intelligence level though. You a smart dude :wink:

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bluenosey wrote:well beyond my intelligence level though :wink:
They are interviewing Christopher Brookmyre and he writes about 'jobbies' so hopefully not too high-brow!

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murf wrote:
bluenosey wrote:well beyond my intelligence level though :wink:
They are interviewing Christopher Brookmyre and he writes about 'jobbies' so hopefully not too high-brow!
It's the artiest "Jobby" known to man though.

Zizek would concur of the merit in talking shite :wink:

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I'm quite skilled in that 8-)

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'Competitions for up incoming writers soon.'
I thought it was up-and-coming. :)
Also perhaps add 'and music' to 'new literature' as that's the only review so far there.

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bloggie wrote:'Competitions for up incoming writers soon.'
I thought it was up-and-coming. :)
There will be a competition for up and coming editors after the one for writers :wink:

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Apart from that it looks quite pretty. :)
Actually a separate music site with Youtube links to new artists sounds like an idea.

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Looks good. Why Quillress, what's behind the name?

The site seems to need javascript enabled to see anything other than the navigation bar on the main page, including the site description, which may need looking at to at least get the information across to your visitors even if javascript is disabled.

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There's an author on FISO isn't there? Can't remember who it was (Thinking Arthur Seaton, although that's probably just the literary reference playing tricks with my memory) but they published a football related book / poem I think.

If anyone can find who it was they might be interested in this.

(it was probably Herc and I'm going to look really stupid)


(again :lol: )

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unc.si. wrote:There's an author on FISO isn't there? Can't remember who it was (Thinking Arthur Seaton, although that's probably just the literary reference playing tricks with my memory) but they published a football related book / poem I think.

If anyone can find who it was they might be interested in this.

(it was probably Herc and I'm going to look really stupid)


(again :lol: )
I think it was Foreverengland or a name similar to that

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Surprised wrote:
unc.si. wrote:There's an author on FISO isn't there? Can't remember who it was (Thinking Arthur Seaton, although that's probably just the literary reference playing tricks with my memory) but they published a football related book / poem I think.

If anyone can find who it was they might be interested in this.

(it was probably Herc and I'm going to look really stupid)


(again :lol: )
I think it was Foreverengland or a name similar to that
Wasn't it EnglandCollapsed? I'm sure he had a book of poems selling on Amazon; don't believe it's there anymore though.

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murf wrote:
bloggie wrote:'Competitions for up incoming writers soon.'
I thought it was up-and-coming. :)
There will be a competition for up and coming editors after the one for writers :wink:
I'm going to give my fellow 'STUDENT' a proper Baldrick beating over that one.

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Herc6 wrote: Wasn't it EnglandCollapsed? I'm sure he had a book of poems selling on Amazon; don't believe it's there anymore though.
Rings a proverial bell.

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eagle224 wrote:Looks good. Why Quillress, what's behind the name?

The site seems to need javascript enabled to see anything other than the navigation bar on the main page, including the site description, which may need looking at to at least get the information across to your visitors even if javascript is disabled.
We started with Quill because it was an antiquated writing tool, and we wanted to use its name in a new modern context and by changing it slightly give it a modern signified meaning. Also, it generally has no real meaning as of yet and that's what we liked about it, the website itself would become entirely connected to the name and nothing else. A bit like Facebook and Spotify ect. what do they really mean? :wink:
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bloggie wrote:'Competitions for up incoming writers soon.'
I thought it was up-and-coming. :)
Also perhaps add 'and music' to 'new literature' as that's the only review so far there.
Also Bloggie that music review of mines is just a test since it's only in Beta mode, it was something I wrote for the music site I am working with. The website will be showcasing mainly Literature based reviews and perhaps the odd theatre review.

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Herc6 wrote:
Surprised wrote:
I think it was Foreverengland or a name similar to that
Wasn't it EnglandCollapsed? I'm sure he had a book of poems selling on Amazon; don't believe it's there anymore though.
Yep.
EnglandCollapsed sounds familiar

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Herc6 wrote:
unc.si. wrote:There's an author on FISO isn't there? Can't remember who it was (Thinking Arthur Seaton, although that's probably just the literary reference playing tricks with my memory) but they published a football related book / poem I think.

If anyone can find who it was they might be interested in this.
Wasn't it EnglandCollapsed? I'm sure he had a book of poems selling on Amazon; don't believe it's there anymore though.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1456543016" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

books-t109-180.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (scroll to Jan 11)

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http://quillress.com/interviews/

Interview with Alan Bissett is up. What an interesting character he is, had a great night with him and his literary friends from the Glasgow Mlitt Course.

There is a little bit of Scots dialogue that may perhaps puzzle you English boys.

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Nice read.
'when their in the car'(sorry).

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bloggie wrote:Nice read.
'when their in the car'(sorry).
Haha yeah, I was up all night listening to the review, pausing it every few seconds. So there was bound to be a mistake or two. Glad you enjoyed it :lol:

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