Walking Through Time

Each morning, early, I would leave the place where I was staying and walk through time, all day. All of the days of the late summertime coming into autumn. I had work to do and the work got done, writing work that required so much walking, thinking and asking for help. “What was this like […]

The Art of Writing

This one’s as much a fieldnote as a blog post. Reminding myself as much as anyone else that sometimes the process of writing is helped by stopping and doing something different. Even if, as in this case, that ‘something different’ is going somewhere else and writing something different. Mid afternoon in the Lady Lever Gallery […]

Writing Down The Bones

I’m planning somewhere quiet to go and do writing. Somewhere to go and pull lots of thoughts, reading and theories together, but also to have some ideas I haven’t had yet. I have plenty of time but also a limited time to write what I’m going to. And in thinking about writing I’ve remembered Natalie […]

Taking the Day Off: In New Brighton

I’m sat here writing at a bench held together by ropes, that was probably made by pirates. It’s in Vale Park, just along the river from New Brighton looking across at Liverpool, and I’m perfectly happy. Here on a day off in the middle of the week. That best kind of a day off, on […]

Music to Write By

I’ve done a lot of writing this year and only some of it on here and whilst at home. Much more often my writing gets done in and around the University of Liverpool in libraries and some other writing spaces I’ve found (finding that I do my best writing if I move around now and […]

The Lifeblood of a City: This Liverpool

A perfect public transport system? Run by and for the people? Some ideas. That was was good. Yesterday evening, sat talking down at Baltic Creative about the future of our city, this Liverpool. About good ideas, failed initiatives, big data, people and time. And as is my usual these days, what with studying its history […]