There was no such thing as a Creative Writing A Level when I chose my A Level options aged 16. The...Read More
Ever considered taking a creative writing class but then wondered if it’s worth the time and money?
Ever thought that you could just learn everything you need about writing from a book?
Ever wondered just what creative writing classes teach anyway?Read More
When I told people I wanted to study Creative Writing at university, some were supportive. Some were confused. Most thought I was an idiot. Whether I am or not I’ll leave open to interpretation, but here I am, a BA and an MA...Read More
My first proper poem was inspired by Pagan aspirations and the misunderstanding of spirituality. Oh, I’d written acrostics based on my family’s names before, but this was something different. After a trudge through...Read More
A couple of years ago I went down to London to visit an editor of an online magazine. I was running Heart of Glass at the time, but I was in desperate need of money and trying to boost my profile as a writer. After a lot of...Read More
Television channel Dave refers to itself as ‘Home of witty banter’. Radio presenters often refer to discussions between presenters and producers as ‘banter’. But has it become a euphemism for bullying? A supply teacher was...Read More
I have asked so many people why they hate poetry, and it’s because they see it as something ethereal, something impossible to understand. They were forced to study highbrow poetry at school, and never introduced to younger...Read More
The thing that I love most about writing is that there’s always more to learn whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for years. I’ve spent four of the twenty years that I’ve been writing at...Read More
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