Sunday, November 19, 2017

RLF Resources and Treats

There are so many podcasts, videos and FB pages out there, that sometimes little treasures can go unnoticed.  So let me just flag up a few that might give you pleasure.  These are produced by the Royal Literary Fund and you can find them here:

Vox - bite-sized podcasts about writing, by writers

Writers Aloud - longer podcasts

In Focus - short films about writerly interests

RLF Education - a Facebook page with tips on everything from plagiarism to procrastination, from essay introductions to essay conclusions, and everything in-between.

Have a look - you won't be disappointed.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Sunday, November 05, 2017

Tiny Beauties

I'm over on The History Girls today with a blog about the Blaschka glass models at the National Museum of Scotland.  So tiny.  So beautiful.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stornoway, Tarbert and Me

Next week I'll be taking Walking Mountain and Silver Skin to the Outer Hebrides as part of Faclan Oga 2017 - The Hebridean Book Festival.  

(images from Wikipedia)

What's the photo of Lews Castle doing there?  Oh, nothing - just that's where I'll be staying.  It's a tough life, sometimes, being a writer ...

Saturday, October 21, 2017

26 Memory Maps

“Where are you from?”
It’s a simple conversation starter. A one-word answer is usually enough. Which is a bit of a shame, really. Because this is a question with the potential to reveal so much.
Welcome to the latest project from 26 - 26 Memory Maps - premiered this week as part of Wordstock Deconstructed and the Bloomsbury Festival 2017. 

Our brief was to create a map and a memoir (150 words), plus a take on our creative journey (100 words).  You can find my bit here in amongst a wealth of other contributions.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wood, Metal, and Water - October

Friday, October 13, 2017

Slant Sun - October