I hope it might help other writers.
Writin’ all these post with just two hands.
Oh, there’s good times, but too many bad times,
Writin’ things that no-one understands…
On Monday 13th July, I am off up to Yorkshire, my homeland. I’m feeling both nervous, and rather optimistic. I will stay at Lumb Bank with the Arvon Foundation, not for the first time so at least I know the ropes.
This time it’s the course itself that really stirs my trepidation. If it’s to do me any good, I have to engage with it – and those ‘demons’. Continue reading
I keep a tiny book-themed B&B – and I offer my guests fresh fruit salad every morning. Our raspberries are just ripening, and there are only a few home-grown blueberries. I had sliced an apple but felt it needed a bit more interest – so I had a rootle in the depths of the fruit bowl. Out came a passion fruit – and that got me to thinking about characters… Continue reading
On Tuesday 16th June, I had the pleasure of attending a talk organised by the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy as part of the 2015 Festival of Chichester.
It was given by their visiting professor of folklore, Jacqueline Simpson. If you have had anything to do with British folklore, or indeed the folklore of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, you probably know her name…
One writer in their time plays many parts to mess about with Shakespeare. Continue reading
I admit it – I stole the idea from Nick Cross. Read his really rather excellent Guide to Stepping Out of Your Creative Comfort Zone first and you’ll see the need for my confession.
All I’ve done is add a few more ideas… Continue reading