It's nearly time to submit my second assignment for Writing Short Fiction. I am enjoying this course so much! I've learned a few technical terms which is always something I enjoy, mainly because it makes me feel like I know what I'm talking about. Many of the terms in creative writing have pleasingly dramatic names, … Continue reading New things I’ve learned
You can't manage what you can't measure is a phrase I learned to hate and that spawned a thousand pointless but amusingly decorated charts to track the sales of spurious spectacle enhancements. This of course leads me to thinking how I measure whether doing this is worth it. Is it being published ? Is … Continue reading Measurement
I started to write a post on Friday. It's title was Gah! which is an indication of how I was feeling. I haven't really recovered from having fun a couple of weekends ago and I'm still a reluctant rester, so as soon as a little spark of energy starts I jump up and decide I … Continue reading Up and down
Who knew ? Certainly not me. You may have guessed I've had feedback on my first piece for Writing Short Fiction. Apart from my habit of distributing commas as though they're sweets for bribing children, the feedback is actually very good. Possibly the best I've had for an assignment and certainly the best I've had … Continue reading I’m a serial comma splicer
Assignment one of Writing Short Fiction is now making its way through the wilds of the internet. It's been a bit of a slog, mainly because my body and brain haven't taken kindly to my asking too much of them. But it's gone. Hoorah! Despite my general disgruntlement with O.C.A., I've learned a lot from … Continue reading Cut Flowers
I'm writing . Lots. I seem to have produced a short story I don't despise, I've got a couple of new poems brewing, and the work for the Hundred House is flying, thanks to a couple of errant Hedgehogs, and a lovely chap who's chatted to me about his chickens.I'm shattered, and think I'm going … Continue reading Every cloud…..
Yesterday was mentoring day. I'm not sure if you remember my overexcited post at the beginning of May ? Just to refresh you, I was selected to be part of Nine Arches Press Dynamo Mentoring Scheme . It was such a boost at the time, but things have gone off the boil a little, with … Continue reading Good News