Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Rocky Road … to becoming a writer

“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”  Toni Morrison Time and time again my students have said they’d appreciate an online meeting place, somewhere they could turn … Continue reading

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What? Again?

Just read a blog post by George Anderson about the highs and lows of being a writer. This is the second blog post I’ve read by George (who was once upon a time a student of mine). His posts are … Continue reading

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And The Land Lay Still …

I am in France in a wee village in Charente Maritime for a few weeks holidays with the family. The internet here is very intermittent. So, briefly, before it goes: in between writing the second half of Murder On Tarawa, I … Continue reading

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Björk and JK Rowling – here come the girls (and Biophilia!)

“Biophilia”* is the title of Icelandic singer Björk’s latest album-cum-show-cum-game-cum educational tool, which has just been premiered at the Manchester Internationl Festival. Bjork’s says through it  she’d “like to teach the world to sing”.  It seems to me that Björk … Continue reading

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