1. Author’s Promise

Every morning I struggle to get up and write, however, now my characters have started to complain. So this is my promise to, Mason and Connor, that I’ll show up to tomorrow and crank out their story: ———- Me: Hey boys, I’ve gotta stop now. My brain is losing focus here and I know I’m not going to get much …

What academics think about writers

This is a response to this blog post about a teacher leaving the creative writing MFA programme and spilling their guts about the award. I couldn’t wait to read this – needing to fire up my computer to do so – but on doing so, it leaves me cringing and disagreeing with many things. Read on… (my additions – for …

covering myself with lard.

Today a breakthrough. And by a breakthrough, I mean a discovery of where to go for inspiration, when the shear thought of starting to rewrite an acre of pages becomes an ocean of stinging jellyfish and all you have to protect yourself is a pair of speedos and a layer of thinly spread lard. My lard helped in the form …