Today’s the day! After extensive development, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new and improved Writers’ Inner Voices website.

Over the last six years, the Writers’ Inner Voices project – in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Book Festival – has been conducting research into how writers experience the characters they create. The updated site features resources and articles based on what we discovered about these experiences, along with what we also learned about how readers experience the characters they read about. There’s a whole range of topics covered here, from how the experience varies between individuals, to how the voices of characters relate to other kinds of thought, to what psychological processes underpin our everyday experiences of real and imaginary people.

We’re particularly excited about the Creative Voices section, which contains content from the writing workshops we ran in 2018 and 2019. Including research, activities and resources, we hope that Creative Voices will be useful for both individuals and creative writing groups seeking new techniques to create and engage with their characters.