Learning the Craft

Some more words and reflections on how things are going with my work, my imagination and this learning. Today is a structure day for the final essay in what I think I’ll look back on as ‘the first three’. The three I’ll have written over these three weeks or so while Christmas and the New […]

The Rhythm and The Craft

Morning thoughts from eight weeks into my university experience. I’m loving the rhythm of this, the waking early, out while the streets are mostly empty, having a reason to do so. Having many reasons and tending them carefully. I’m starting to write now rather than just prepare for and go to all the lectures. But […]

Nine Thousand Evenings

In the evening of the day, all work done, we sit down and we talk. Maybe it’s because we’re in the dark time of the year, when the evening seems to last for half the day, that’s made me so conscious of evenings? Or maybe it’s because I’ve been reading a book? A bit of […]

A Weekend in Early December

I’ve loved using this space I have to write more deeply these past few months. To change the balance between words and pictures on here and have more to say. I’ve particularly had more to say during this time for the reasons many of us will have more to say during times in our lives […]

Writing On The Wall: WoWFest 2016 in May

WoWFest tickets available here, now. I’m sitting here in front of the Palm House, a beautiful place in Liverpool I hardly ever visit, thinking about how I should tell you about WoWFest 2016, taking place in Liverpool over the whole of May. Shall I tell you the headlines? Do it chronologically? Group it into themes, […]

In Conversation: The power of the spoken word.

Talking with Lucy Adams and Liam Black about life and the living of it. This blog is all about writing and mostly about my opinions. Writing done quietly on my laptop, here at home or sometimes in libraries and caf├ęs around Liverpool. And I hope my voice makes it through in these words I write. […]