Playing with words and images in the mountains of the Pyrenees. Peter Reid carries the camera. I carry the notebook. This is the first in series of images that records our cavorting, and creative collaboration.
My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2014, the same year that the Loch Leven Heritage Trail opened…
I am a slow writer. Others may set daily word targets of hundreds or thousands, I take comfort in a quote from James Joyce…
The way people speak. Even if your words are passing directly from your internal world on to the page, you'll still have heard them in your head first.
For a story to work well, it needs to have five basic elements: a Situation (location, setting), a lead character (hero, protagonist), an objective for that lead character…
When I write, I divide my inner world in two. There’s the writer, and there’s the editor. Often they have an employee-boss working relationship.
Dear Writers, wild ones, For 2019, how about we give a load of stuff up? Let’s bring THE END to the things that aren’t serving our writing. It’s easier to do it together, don’t you think?
Bright, luminous, rich, shiny, sunny, burnished, clear, flashing,
The wind fluttering papery leaves. Eyes screwed up against the bare, white light of December.
To write or tell words that live, breathe and jump off the page, we first have to discover, or re-discover, an attitude of wonder and revelation in relation to the world around us.