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New Writing Group for the village

Why are writing groups important? After all writing is generally thought to be a solitary occupation. There are many reasons for getting together – if only for the company of peers. Feedback and editing are one of the most powerful … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards in true, poetic rhythm

Looking back I realise that 2011 was the year I became a poet. I’d been writing poetry for years before, but 2011 was the year I began to believe. Now, if asked, it is what I say I am – … Continue reading

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At last – a short story!

I have been concerned recently that my ideas for writing fiction had completely abandoned me. It has been so long since an idea tapped me of the shoulder and said ‘write me.’ Poems have come calling – some more easily … Continue reading

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Still life with sparrow hawks

I have just spent ten minutes watching a sparrow hawk perched like a statue on the terrace wall. I swear it did not move even the tiniest bit, but merely watched – and watched. It was a peculiarly spiritual communion, … Continue reading

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Timelines, gateways, clusters and brain dumps

Have had my head down all day today, planning as well as writing. I find it hard to move between the genres of poetry and fiction in the same day however. This morning I was thinking about longer short stories … Continue reading

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