Amanda McDonald Ramsay

is creating writing - a PhD thesis and first novel

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Show me the Love! Your patronage means the world to me. It helps to continue my writing.

In return, if you so wish, there will be first views of my draft novel, chapter by chapter, for your eyes only. More info to follow...

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Plus the chance to pose one question a month about writing practice - either creative or academic or blogging - ask away! 

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All of the above. Plus Access All Areas (AAA): the chance to feed-back on my novel as you read the chapters. To be part of an online experiment and play a role in the creative process - I will be happy to consider input on character development, maybe even names of new characters, and plot twists and turns.

It's my novel but I want you to be part of the creativity. Any contributors will have full acknowledgement in my novel and a signed hot off the press first edition copy. Who knows what will be the result: a new novel experience.

I will also be hosting regular Q&As and you will have the AAA pass!




Hi - I'm a writer and researcher, currently based in the UK in a lovely city called Bristol. I'm a social media and word fiend. When I'm not writing-up my thesis (I'm a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol*) I'm working on my first novel.

As well as over ten years as a newspaper reviewer and commentator on the BBC, I've worked in Westminster, local government and the media.

Now it's time to be more creative.

Patrons will be supporting my writing journey, from $2 a month, towards my PhD award and into novel-writing.

All patrons will receive access to locked posts and first-sight draft chapters of my first novel. (If you prefer to purely support, please just bask in the warm glow of generous philanthropy! That is, ignore the site content if you so wish.)

A-Listers 🌟supporting with $10 a month or more may be part of an iterative writing ✍️ process, if they so wish - sharing ideas 💡 on how the story and characters could develop. An online experiment, through their AAA pass into my writing life.

Thank you for reading. It would be humbling to have you along for the journey.


*Located within the Faculty of Social Science and Law, my research focuses on localism and neighbourhood planning, and more generally the Big Society, British social policy and politics. My research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) but only for three years and this writing-up time is not funded.

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