As promised, here's a tree. Prettier than wash basins and taken last spring, in case you're thinking it's a phenomena of climate change. It may be a Judas tree but more likely it's a cherry. I'm not good at tagging my photos or keeping them in any kind of sensible order.
There's still a couple of places left on the short story course starting next Thursday 20th. From blossoming inspiration to final draft in three sessions! What's not to like? Go HERE
If anyone is thinking of signing up to one of my Exeter College creative writing classes, this is where I will be and when. The information in the prospectus and on the website isn't correct. I shall be at the Mint Methodist Church on Tuesday mornings. The course starts on September 25th at 10am. The same course runs in the evening at the Hele Road site starting on 25th September at 6.45. You have to sign up for one or the other.
I'd better go back to photographing trees again soon. In the meantime, here's a shot of the Ladies in the basement of the British Museum taken at a most unusual moment. It's completely empty! Apart from that, I took it because I was very taken with the way the opposing mirrors reflected an infinite number of themselves. There was nearly an infinite number of me too but that would have been scary.
I've been busier than ever over the summer. The latest novel is still out with three chances although I received a rejection when I got back from London. Apart from that, I have written two 4k word stories back to back. More than ever, I realise how important it is to keep on writing, even if you aren't happy with the few sentences you started with. They can always change. Unlike the infinite wash-basins above, we don't have to do the same thing over and over. That's what I like about writing. It's constantly new.
Talking of new: Happy New Academic Year! I shall be seeing some of you soon at the Evening Stories course I am running. It's already booking and I'm limiting the number to eight so book soon! Go HERE