For anyone needing a moment of writing zen, here's a bit of nature to get you in the mood.
I love researching and I love thinking ideas through. Sometimes this means I get mired in my own head: getting thoughts onto paper becomes a chore because they're never going to be as good as they are in my head. If that chimes for you, scroll to the end of this post for a quick fix.
A quick writing exercise for a bride or groom in the run-up to their wedding.
Introducing the Associate Artists for Spreadsheets and Moxie, alongside an exercise for you to try at home.
I'm writing this post on a train, heading for a week at the Arvon Clockhouse with fellow writer Sarah Salway. We're launching ourselves with enthusiasm into a year of R&D, funded by Arts Council England, on what leadership looks like to women in the creative arts. My bags are packed with paper, crayons, literary card games … Continue reading Spreadsheets & Moxie: the project begins
Broadcast live from the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 on Friday 19th August as part of the Unesco City of Literature #Storyshop series. Watch the replay online & remember to check out the readings from the other storyshoppers while you're at it.
I've always believed that stories are powerful, complex things and over the past couple of weeks that has been brought sharply into focus for me as my gran suffered a severe stroke and, after 20 days in hospital, passed away peacefully on Friday morning. What can you do when there is nothing to be done? … Continue reading The comfort of stories: in memoriam Hilda May
We're having an open studio at 11D this Saturday between 2pm & 8pm. Come say hi!
Good news for August as I'm selected as one of the writers for Storyshop 2016, Samantha and I launch the printed edition of Recollections with a live broadcast from Brooklyn, and pictures of my new bookshelves.
My five stand-out moments from sorting through three decades of correspondence.