Category Archives: Writing

Stewart Lee and Lydia Davis – linguistically related.

I think the American International Booker prize winning writer, Lydia Davis and the British comedian, Stewart Lee are linguistically related in their approach to writing short pieces. They each often turn words and sentences round and round to make a … Continue reading

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The Freecycling Writer

I’ve been giving away  furniture on the Bristol freecycle site. Freecycling is great in all sorts of ways.  Everyone is pleased – people get things for free which would otherwise go to the dump and they come and take away … Continue reading

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Listening as a writer

I worked for over twenty-five years as a Gestalt Psychotherapist and became an extremely good listener.  To listen well, you need to bring as much as yourself as possible to the encounter with another.  You shuttle between your own emotional … Continue reading

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Learning from prize anthologies and magazines

Today, the postie delivered not only the latest issue of The Stinging Fly http://www.stingingfly.org/– I’ve just subscribed–but also five copies of Fish Anthology 2014. .www.fishpublishing.com  I was so excited to see my runner-up flash fiction, ‘The Lottery’, in print that … Continue reading

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Emerging Characters

I sometimes co-run ‘pop-up’ writing events in Hall and Woodhouse Cafe, Bath http://www.hall-woodhousebath.co.uk with my writing friend and co-founder of Writing Events Bath, Alex Wilson http://www.writingeventsbath.co.uk. We run similar sessions in four week blocks at Bath Central Library. Last week … Continue reading

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