Autumn skies can be so dramatic. I nearly walked into a wall looking up at these scudding clouds.
I've written myself into a few walls in my time too. Often it's because I've taken my eye off the story. Yes, it's nice to go for aimless rambles every now and then and yes, cloud-watching is soothing and often inspiring, but that inspiration also needs to be crafted into something that other people can understand. Assuming that's your ultimate ambition for your writing.
Yesterday evening was the final reading of the short stories worked on in the latest course and I must congratulate everyone. What a wonderful session it was. I was very impressed with all the stories and how gratifying for me to see how they had developed over the past few weeks. Phew!
There will be more information coming soon about the writers' surgery in December. I have also arranged for prolific novelist, poet and one-time editor of Embrace Books, Jane Holland to lead a workshop on writing about s**.
Date to be confirmed butI can tell you it will be very popular!
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