I'm Sophie Nicholls and Making Writing is a space to bring together some of my work in the field of creative writing in learning, teaching and wellbeing. 

I'm a novelist and poet and I teach Creative Writing at Teesside University where I'm a University Teaching Fellow (Learning and Teaching).

I set up the MA Creative Writing (Distance Learning) at Teesside in 2014, a vibrant community of writers learning together across cultures and time zones.

For the last fifteen years, I've been researching the connections between writing and wellbeing. I'm interested in the ways in which creative writing approaches and pedagogies can be used across the Higher Education sector in the personal and professional development of both students and staff.