Arvon Blog Visitors
Hello! We are looking at my blog!
…which was my shortest, and, I like to imagine, shittest post ever, outdoing by far the poll where I asked people to choose between Uriah Heep and Nat King Cole; and even leaving the post where I put up a link to Judy Tzuke nowhere in sight in terms of straightforward shitness.
But it marked an extra-ordinary week with an extra-ordinary group of people. I was tutoring at the Arvon centre at Lumb Bank with my good pal Catherine Fox on a Writing From Life course. Several of the writers seemed like obvious bloggers; and as they get going over the next few weeks, I hope that their blogs will be linked here. In an attempt to encourage them to get going, I ran a ten minute tutorial in front of the only interweb ready computer at Lumb, on how to set up and run a blog; ironic, when you think of the sporadic nature of my posting. Anyhoo, the post ‘Hello, we are looking at my blog!’ originated in that ten minutes. Ten minutes in which I clearly forgot the first thing you teach in writing school; never use exclamation marks.
The 15 students were a wonder and a revelation, and all much too good to single anybody out. So the fact that I am singling anyone one out is just so that you visit her website and listen to the legendary Carol Grimes. Her book will be worth reading too….
People, you were fab. Thank you for everything.