Poor old November. Poems have been written about its lack of personality. Yet it’s a month full of ordinary magic.Continue reading “9+ things to like about November”
From sea-swimming to the threat of snow – October in the Northern Hemisphere brings dramatic changesContinue reading “October: a gallery of change”
The ninth month in the Gregorian calendar is remarkable for being linked to the number seven. Continue reading “September – The Seventh Month”
June marks the middle of the year… Continue reading “What do I know about June?”
‘You ask where I think the name of May comes from? Its origin’s not totally clear to me.’ (Ovid)
It is a curious thing that… Continue reading “One thing no one really knows about … April”
Dorset Writers Network workshop, with Rosanna Ley, Saturday 3 February, 10-12.
Venue: The White Room, The Chapel in the Garden, Bridport.
Anyone who has read Rosanna Ley’s novels will know how important a sense of place is to her writing. Continue reading “A sense of place – with Rosanna Ley”
‘A book launch is a bit like a wedding, except that you’ve done something to deserve it.’ Continue reading “Launching the Soup!”
On Tuesday 21 November, I’ll be reconnecting Bridport Past to Bridport Present with the launch of my debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder.
I like solitude. Even before I needed peace for writing (though, come to think of it, I’ve managed to work with the sound of sanding and drilling going on for the past few years) I liked being on my own: to hear my own thoughts and observe the world and dream, not having to talk (except to myself) or be derailed by someone else’s thought train.
And then you take yourself and your work out in public …