I went to an amazing workshop in Folkestone yesterday. The idea was to explore new ways of presenting literature to an audience. It was massively inspiring, and I put some of what I learned into practice today. I put together the little “film” here in about 45 minutes. The audio was recorded into a dictaphone, […]
Carl H. Klaus I’ve read a lot of personal essays, and read a lot about them, but I’m not sure I’ve ever written one. I say ‘not sure’ because I’ve maybe written quite a few in notebooks, or written words that could be turned into an essay, but have never tried to actually produce one […]
Great image from Gaping Void Because I spend so much time on my own, at my desk, writing, with nobody else in the house apart from the dog, people often ask me whether I get lonely. I don’t, usually. This isn’t because I’m an antisocial misanthrope. I enjoy company, mostly. The reason I don’t get […]
I bought someone a Kindle for Christmas, or contributed my share of the cost. A useful gadget, but I prefer to have all my books where I can see them, on the shelf. I was looking at one of those shelves late last night, from the comfort of my chair, and pulled down a copy […]
Yesterday was my first day back at work. Over the holidays, as usual, I spent a lot of time thinking about how to balance my working day, how to mix my different responsibilities. The aim, as always, is to find more time to write. Because if I had more time to write….ah, well. How much […]
A Boxing Day walk through the frozen pear orchards.