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Conceived in 1993

Conceived in 1993
Apparently it's six years since I found, and found an old VHS tape of my BA Creative Arts honours project and managed to put it online. It's quite prophetic really. It was always about global filmaker, Hol E. Wood, and... Continue reading
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Stories emerging

Stories emerging

I enjoy getting feedback on my stories. My latest 5-star review, solicited from a blogger in return for an honest review, was amazing, and just the latest review which has asked for/expected a sequel. I wonder if this is book…

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Inspiration escaping me

Inspiration escaping me

This evening I find myself tired. In my day job, it has been Open Day, and the October one is one of our biggest and most important for next year’s recruitment. I always feel a bit of a fraud for…

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I am creative. I am an author.

I am creative. I am an author.

I am creative. I am an author. I got these wise words from Joanna Penn and her latest blog post about Lessons Learned From 3 Years As An Author-Entrepreneur. It’s weird to say this considering how much I love books, always…

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Inspire A Generation… of writers?

Inspire A Generation... of writers?

Two years ago it seemed like just about the entire country was in the thrall of the London 2012 Olympics; we were all still talking about that Opening Ceremony; and the music that featured in it was still ringing in…

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Considering the voices in my head

Considering the voices in my head

Mr Tumnal is the story of  a man who  marries his imaginary friend.  Based on the  dissertation of my friends Kirsty, You Were My Betty is  another crazy idea from the same brain.  Charlotte gets help  with her  dissertation from…

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A writer’s regret

A writer's regret

Being as I am in that awkward space that a writer finds themself in, of having finished writing the one novel but not yet having started the next, my mind is,  as I begin to read and revise   Mr Tumnal,…

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The End

The End

I first started writing the curious tale of Mr Tumnal during my honeymoon on 3 June 2009. A little over four year’s later, at 23:10 on Saturday 27 June 2013, I finished it. It is one-year to the day that…

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The End

I first started writing the curious tale of Mr Tumnal during my honeymoon on 3 June 2009. A little over four year’s later, at 23:10 on Saturday 27 June 2013, I finished it. It is one-year to the day that…

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When a photographer is not a photographer

When a photographer is not a photographer

There was an interesting discussion on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row tonight about a new exhibition of photographs… Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 are the artist duo Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin,…

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When a photographer is not a photographer

There was an interesting discussion on BBC Radio 4′s Front Row tonight about a new exhibition of photographs… Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 are the artist duo Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin,…

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Whilst I’ve been away…

Whilst I've been away...

As is my way, after a flurry of writing activity is all gone a bit quiet again. In part, that is because I’ve found myself busy doing geeky, all-consuming, submersive webby/journal-style stuff. In this case it has been the process…

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Whilst I’ve been away…

As is my way, after a flurry of writing activity is all gone a bit quiet again. In part, that is because I’ve found myself busy doing geeky, all-consuming, submersive webby/journal-style stuff. In this case it has been the process…

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Always on my mind

I’m enjoying being back with my story. I love it when my characters invade my every waking moment with their stories as they are doing at the moment. Of course it can be a slight problem in that I want…

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Dreaming Red

I haven’t had as many story dreams in recent times as I used to – historically some of my most creative stories from dreams and sometimes from my serial dreams. Last night I had a brilliant dream, the prospect of…

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Reimagining the real

Jericho, Oxford is a bohemian neighbourhood. It’s sought after and desirable for its community, attractiveness, and appeal, but when it features in Mr Tumnal Jericho is not quite bohemian enough. I’ve got to a part in the story when Kathryn…

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