Writers Read: The Joy of Re-Reading

This is the week when there are so many "best of" lists that it feels like too much  pressure to finish the already large to be read pile before engaging with these lists and adding even more to your to be read pile. So I have decided to revisit books that have given me joy … Continue reading Writers Read: The Joy of Re-Reading

Summer Time Reading: A consideration

This summer I'm trying something new - reading (almost) entirely on Kindle. Yes, as a lover of first editions, beautiful hardbacks and the feel of books, I can't quite believe it! Travelling light is part of this decision, as is the newly found ability to highlight and email the highlights to myself! I'm sure this … Continue reading Summer Time Reading: A consideration

Composting, Baking, Walking: Growing Narratives

Natalie Goldberg has written a lot about the concept of composting (in publications such as Wild Mind, and Writing Down The Bones) and creative practice. So it's about letting ideas filter, allowing characters to grow, permitting narratives to form at their own pace. Psychologists (such as Sternberg and Lubart) have analysed the role of creativity in society … Continue reading Composting, Baking, Walking: Growing Narratives