Monthly Archives: January 2019

5 Things About Brenda

Hi, my name is Brenda and I’m a writer.

Here are 5 things I’d like you to know about me, because who doesn’t love a list?

1. I’m also a cook. My favourite thing to make is Viennese whirl biscuits with a cherry on the top, because they’re so pretty.

2. My favourite writing is essays of the creative kind, but I’m coming to love short stories too.

3. I listen to audiobooks when I go walking, which is great multitasking. I’m listening to The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin just now, and really enjoying it.

4. My favourite possession is my mini camper van, and in the summer I hope to go off in it to write my dissertation.

5. The quote I’m living by right now is:




Hello there!

Hi, Kai here!

An introduction? Well, let’s see: my star sign is Aries, my moon sign is Taurus, my rising sign is Virgo and according to one Facebook quiz my primal sign is Piranha. I don’t know what any of these things mean, but I do think they sound pretty cool.

Perhaps it would be more useful to say that I’m 22, a writing student, born in Perth and living in Dundee. I own too many t-shirts with cartoons on them. I read just about everything but fantasy, sci-fi and comedy are my favourites. I like writing in a variety of formats but the only things I ever seem to “finish” are plays. I’ve been getting really into comics and graphic novels lately. I want to explore different kinds of storytelling: prose; comics; film; theatre; video games; that one guy who works for Buzzfeed and made a scary story out of Tweets; recordings of table top role-playing games transformed into ambitious feats of long-form improvised collaborative storytelling; TV. I write sentences that are too long. I’m currently reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. I make tangential Star Wars references in my blog titles. The last book I finished was Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine.  I picked Makoto to date in Persona 5.

I will be starting an internship at the Dundee Rep Theatre soon, so stay tuned for that. Unless you’d rather hear more about my progress in Persona 5. If enough people asked for that instead I’m sure the university could work out some kind of compromise.

I’ll think of a catchy sign-off later,



Chris Hodghton -Hello and no regrets!


Let me introduce myself … I’m Chris, a ** aged Welsh girl living in fabulous Fife. (After all a lady should never reveal her age!) I have lived in Scotland for over eighteen years and love it here.

I have always wanted to do my masters degree and also to write a novel. Despite these “forever dreams” of mine, and over **  years since first graduating with my BEd. (Hons), it was a rather impulsive decision to join the MLitt Writing Study & Practice  degree at Dundee in September. It was  extremely close to the start of the first semester, and I resigned my permanent teaching job a month later!

No regrets about my impulsiveness – loving it all !