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Novel progress report

We are now a quarter of the way through the novel, and this weekend finished our first major read-through to ensure we are on track and know where we are going. The changes we are making to this draft are major, more like a second draft that a third, but that’s writing, I suppose. Unpredictable.…

Where has all the good graffiti gone?

It was hand written on one of the Moving Poetry posters on the train. Wedged in between a poem about football parents and another reflecting how their home town had changed since they left it. Ticket inspectors you yearn for my ticket. I yearn for your heart. Anon So perfectly placed in between two other…

You’re a writer: go home and write

There’s a well-known story about students who paid big money to attend a famous writer’s screenwriting class. The famous writer gets up at the start of the class and says, “You want to write screenplays. What are you all doing here? Go home and write.” I don’t know if this story is true, or just…