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Well, off I hop…

… to space!

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Wondrous things, revolting things, writing things….

I run two writing groups on a Tuesday, and, like most people who do any kind of writing teaching will tell you, the particular joy of this work is that a) I get to share the work of writers I … Continue reading

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Let Life Do It…

I’m reading May Sarton’s Plant Dreaming Deep at the moment, an account of her renovation of a New Hampshire farmhouse, but with lots of reflections about writing too. This one hit home: “It became more necessary than ever to eliminate … Continue reading

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Getting out the diary…

Some dates coming up for the diary… Saturday 13th September 2014 – Poetry in the Park Workshop at Westgate Gardens, Canterbury for the Wise Words Festival, 11-1pm. Find out more and bring a poem to hang up on a tree … Continue reading

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In case I forget…

… what’s important, I have this post-it note by my computer: What’s by yours?

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A walk with the angels…

I’ve never hidden my love of the connection between walking and creativity so I’m very happy to point you in the direction of a walk with a difference coming up in Tunbridge Wells. The writer and photographer, Caroline Auckland is … Continue reading

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Who am I speaking to?

There’s something so moving about this documentary of the last woman alive to be speaking wukchumni. It makes me want to gather up all my favourite words and just treasure them today.

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Fifth Draft

… and still a work in progress. This is why I can never quite believe writers who say they write perfectly the very first time. And where’s the fun in that? This revision (above) has helped me work out what … Continue reading

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Letters

Remember this? Old fashioned Basildon Bond notepaper with a lined sheet to put under your letter so you could write in nice straight lines, and blotting paper so that you didn’t smudge. Because of course it’s expected that you will … Continue reading

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Babysteps

Sometimes it’s good to go back to the beginning, and that’s what I’ve been doing over the last few weeks. Reminding myself why I like writing, trying out new characters, freewriting with no real end in sight, trying out new … Continue reading

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