Margot McCuaig

Margot McCuaigMy debut novel, The Birds That Never Flew, was shortlisted in the Dundee International Book Prize in 2012 and published in November 2013. I understand the pain and joy of being in love with writing, of knowing from somewhere within that it’s not just want you want to do, but what you have to do. I’m a mum, work full time, and I’m currently writing my second novel and would be happy to share my chaotic experiences with an inspiring woman who has the drive to not just talk about words, but write them as well. Writing can be lovely, but lonely, so another voice to guide you along can be just wonderful. I also write for TV, making documentary films that are creative and inspiring and allow me to use my writing skills in a different, but similar way. Be warned I laugh, loudly, an awful lot of the time (yeah, I guess that probably can be quite annoying) and do my best to find a wee positive take on pretty much everything. It’s okay to fall down but it’s not okay to stay down. Smile, cry, write and kick ass is pretty much my motto.


Literary, commercial fiction / TV documentary film


I’m happy to balance mentoring in person backed up with email communication. Something like three hours of personal contact – say one hour a fortnight. I guess we chat and see what works best. Happy to Skype if personal contact isn’t an option.


In person, by email, by telephone


Glasgow / Rathlin Island, County Antrim