I've wanted to write this post for ages...but it's taken me a very long time to get to the point where I felt that I had anything to say! To explain: Winston Churchill was asked by his barber if he wanted his hair cut in a particular style. His response was: 'A man of my … Continue reading Better late than never: the Writing Process Blog Tour
The first in an occasional series!
A few months ago, at Hallowe'en, I wrote about facing the fear and reading a story out loud for the first time at the local writers' group. Today I read out loud for the first time at a public event - the WayWord Festival in Chester. I was invited, with the other Cheshire Prize finalists, to … Continue reading Reading aloud
The photo above shows one of the listed structures where I live. Care to guess? Yup, it's a Grade 2 listed monolithic sandstone mounting block. It's Victorian, and set into the kerb next to a petrol station. I love the idea that people now refuel their cars where they used to access their horsepower. I'd … Continue reading A historical landmark
Well, 3 months has gone in the blink of an eye. It's 2015, Christmas has come and gone (mercifully without any Santa-related mishaps - see Sleigh 1: Elves 0), and here we are in February! Time to review my writing goals...what have I been up to this time? Of the 11 goals I set myself, … Continue reading Jumpers for goalposts: the quarterly writing review