Knowing the names

The names of things make for interesting writing. A noun can contain masses of information. A noun conjures up the detail. A noun can take you precisely to the thing it names. A noun often brings with it associations that are yours alone. ‘Westridge Road’ conjures for me a house, a street, a time in … Continue reading Knowing the names

Word Hunt

Here’s another way to make a word collection -and perhaps even to make a found poem. When you are out and about -or even just inside – look out for letters and words that are not in books or magazines. Look for street signs, hand written messages, names pressed into metal manhole covers, messages sprayed … Continue reading Word Hunt