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I’ve finished a new baby quilt yesterday. The baby’s name is on the front, but I decided to do further patchwork on the back. This quilt took longer to make … Continue reading
So, the challenge from the writing group is to take a quote from one of Shakespeare’s plays and write a short story. I’m in two minds about the title – Shakespeare’s Will or Shakespeare’s Legacy? Comments please. I unlock the … Continue reading
Lennon sat back on the seat and breathed in deeply. The carrier bag was positioned between his feet. He was facing the direction of travel. He could relax now. He closed his eyes. He heard the guard’s final whistle and … Continue reading
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Ten months ago, in my post, ‘Births, quilting and other reasons for not writing,’ I felt optimistic about returning to writing. Five months ago, I was redrafting ‘The Whirlstone,’ writing the story from the viewpoint of three different characters. Since … Continue reading
Can anyone help me? Whilst sorting out the books and papers in my mum’s flat, I found a poem tucked into an exercise book. It started with the line ‘What is Poetry?’ and this may be the title of the … Continue reading
I’m going to be quoting today from a lecture given by Neil Gaiman for The Reading Agency delivered on 14th October 2013 at the Barbican in London. If you would like to read the abridged version of this lecture as … Continue reading