I have extensive experience teaching my bespoke "Story Skills" programme as well as more traditional creative writing classes in scene writing, poetry and prose.


I work with all ages; I've taught nursery, primary and secondary learners as well as adults. I've also led CPD (continuing professional development) creative writing workshops for teachers.


I have COSCA accredited counselling training and voluntary experience with adults and children.


I'm a Scottish Book Trust live literature author.


Please feel free to contact me with any teaching enquiries. I'll be happy to answer any questions and to provide references and samples of the stories I've written with groups.

"Nora's lesson was imaginative and challenging. Having taught Advanced Highers Creative Writing for a number of years, I would say without exaggeration that the scripts produced from Nora's session were truly excellent; I don't think I've read a better class set of scripts so far."

Phil Lowe, English teacher, George Heriot's School


"The boys really loved it and were genuinely inspired."

Lauren R. Thow, Librarian, Stewart's Melville College