American Gods and other things I love

Books are on my brain at the moment.  I’ve just bought a book from the American WBN list and a couple of the 2012 Orange Prize shortlist.  I hover, as ever, over the Kindle version, oh so incredibly cheap.  But I can’t do it.  Previous e-aquisitions go unread and I like real books.  I like…

The first day of Christmas …

The first haikai of the First Day of Christmas haiku:   Worcester Black Pear, Upon it winter partridge; A-ha! What a feast.   11 more to come, if I remember.

Treatment

Today I’m working on the treatment for a spec script – a one-hour drama for TV. Having brainstormed for months and 5-acted it and written the synopsis, I am moving on the scene-by-scene.  This is definitely one of my favourite stages of the writing process. This is the place where the writing can till be…

Getting to know you

Something of an introduction, then, stemming from a writing exercise I found online a couple of years ago.  This amazing friend and I used to take on these little exercises and show each other our work – it was a beautiful thing. This is one such exercise, credited to the originator of the idea ……