Creative & Cultural Skills (CCS), the Sector Skills Council for the creative and cultural industries, has launched the Literature Blueprint, an in-depth research document identifying and analysing the skills needs of the literature sector throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This research highlights an urgent need to improve the business and digital skills of both creative writers and those working in other roles in the sector, such as literature development. It also considers the need to broaden entry routes into the sector, support the development of writers working with children and young people, and ensure that creative writing qualifications reflect the reality of writing professionally. New Writing North was one of the many organisations CCS involved in the research, and you can read the full document at www.ccskills.org.uk/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=DBn%2fnm51bZo%3d&tabid=103.