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Arts Festival Writers’ Workshops a success!

The recent writers’ workshops I organised and presented, along with longstanding friend Pete Irving and local author Tim Wilson, for the 2013 Peterborough Arts Festival, can be counted a success! The workshops took place on Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September, at the Key Theatre on the Embankment next to the River Nene…



And the latest?

On Friday evening, 11th October, I’m going to be on local Hospital Radio for the third time. I shall be reading a scene or two, talking about volcanic rocks and sharing some gems from my own music collection with patients. It’s a fun evening for me, and I hope it breaks up the boredom of…



How did I get into SF and writing?

I remember going to school the first day and saying, “When can we learn to read? That’s all I’ve come for.” I was bitterly disappointed when the teacher said I’d have a year of play first; I was determined that I was going to read and knew I’d enjoy it. But I struggled to learn,…



WRITING: MY THOUGHTS

I believe that readers want to suffer with the characters, but from the comfort of their armchairs. So I use the multiple shifting viewpoint, sometimes with just two characters, often gathering information from many characters to build the story. It is my natural style, and means I can write from inside the characters’ heads. No disrespect intended to…