Category: Writing

How to Get Your Head Together in the Country 1

How to Get Your Head Together in the Country

I’m having a meeting with old Perry Venus in Hay about updating the website. I think that the night thing has had its day. Something of the Night  will stand or fall without my...

Teachers getting lost 2

Teachers getting lost

When I’m teaching, I often tell my students not to worry about originality. ‘Originality,’ I tell ’em, ‘is a shibboleth. The only writer who we know for sure was original was Homer. After that,...

Lumb Bank week in the snow. 0

Lumb Bank week in the snow.

Just back from a wonderful week tutoring an Arvon course at Lumb Bank, in the hills above Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. All week, the snow stayed about a foot deep, until Friday night, when...

Novels and Kindle. 10

Novels and Kindle.

Hope springs eternal, especially in the hearts of mid-listers. This week my novels ‘In Southern Waters’ and ‘The Battle for Dole Acre’ are republished for the Kindle, and hope insists that maybe this time...