When Words Won't Come

Jul 2, 2019

I've been quiet on this blog for a several weeks now, and I'd like to say I've been sitting on something amazing. The golden egg, perhaps, of a new manuscript, an exciting announcement or the holy grail of a finished draft. It's not to say I haven't been in practice, but prior to Easter, I gave myself a three-month writing break. Now I [More]

Writers on Writing: Do You Tell?

May 31, 2019

I recently spent an evening in the company of fellow scribblers with an award-winning novelist and short story writer I won't name. The red wine flowed and we all got rather merry and entered into a somewhat fatuous, naval-gazing conversation (a common enough hazard when writers get together, particularly where any alcohol is [More]

What is a Writer's Workshop?

Feb 24, 2019

What is a Writer's Workshop and will it benefit me? The truth is that I can’t answer that question. Every group is different, every teacher-facilitator is different, and so is every workshop I’ve ever attended or taught. As a noun, a workshop is a place of work, but it's also a meeting where craftsmen hone their skill, where artists congregate [More]

Writing is Telepathy

Mar 1, 2019

Write, Odense has now been meeting for five months, and I realise I've been remiss in sharing what we do. While I offer a short run-down on the events page, it doesn't explain how we spend two hours of workshop time. While every session is different (see 'What is a Writer's Workshop?') and mostly confidential, the exercises are not. [More]

10 Things Worth Loving about Fyn, Denmark

Feb 22, 2019

It's been six months since we moved from the UK to Funen (Danish: Fyn), an island set between Zealand and the longer Jutland peninsula, surrounded by smaller islands and islets. In those months we’ve learned a great deal about the practicalities, but barely scratched the surface of Danish culture: we are yet to enjoy Fastelavn or all the [More]

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