The poet is the priest of the invisible.” — Wallace Stevens, from Opus Posthumous. As some readers know I suffer from bouts of depression which drive me away from the keyboard for […]
I'm blogging my way through the day to day angst of setting down one word after another in the pursuit of publication in its myriad forms. I am fascinated by how creative people can so often get in their own own way and how this impinges output. I am currently working on a non-fiction project centred around the issues of productivity for creatives. I also write short stories and flash fiction and freelance sometimes and have been known to write for food. My first book 'What We Didn't Say' is a collection of my best and most successful short stories and is available in print and Kindle formats via Amazon. I am also published by Ether Books Ltd digitally on their apps for Smartphones and tablets. I am also delighted to be one of the Writing West Midlands Room 204 cohort for 2014/15. By day I do something creativity sapping in operations management.
I have a dog, what writer doesn't? OK well, maybe the cat writer people have cats - anyway he's a Plotthound - what else? I write about him sometimes too. Occasionally I have a bit of a rant about life and other stuff, but mostly I write about writing, creativity and what I'm up to.
I’m adding these in a somewhat ad hoc manner and unfortunately, the first three are all somewhat negative. Whilst I have the utmost respect for the writers, these particular stories didn’t work […]
When something like this comes flying through the ether to your inbox, in my case via the weekly email of the very talented William Gallagher, at a time when you most need […]
I once had the brief but luxurious opportunity of writing full time, it was stupendous. It didn’t feel like it at the time because I didn’t really think about it, much less […]
I’ve added a new page which will be devoted to my efforts to #getcreative in the Friday Challenge associated with the 64millionartists website and the BBC’s Get Creative programme. What appeals to […]