Postcards

We are going to take a break for a while so that we can gather more ideas and enjoy the sunshine. Don’t stop writing! How about writing postcards? You could write one a day. You could send the postcard, give it to someone in your family or keep the card for yourself. You might have … Continue reading Postcards

Advice from a writer 2

Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other people. Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted. P D James This advice is about noticing. Whatever happens to you. Who you meet. What you notice. All these things are good for a writer. Take notice … Continue reading Advice from a writer 2

It’sapicnic!

When Mole first meets Ratty, in The Wind in the Willows, Ratty takes him out on the river. He stows a picnic hamper in the boat and Mole, curious, asks what’s inside it. Ratty replies, There’s cold chicken inside it … coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfranchrollscressandwichespottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodawater – Oh, stop, stop, Mole cries. It is too much. Ratty is worried. ‘Do … Continue reading It’sapicnic!