Fruit from the Silver Tree

Friday 22 April 2016 by

He spent his last £30 on a plate of oysters and a glass of champagne. It was a small plate of oysters and cheap champagne, but Joe...

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Poems on the Underground

Tuesday 20 October 2015 by

Poems on the Underground was launched in 1986, with the idea to bring poetry to a wider audience. Since then, it has taken varying...

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On Inspiration

Sunday 21 June 2015 by

One of my favourite teachers used to say that producing good creative work was 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. It’s a saying that...

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Keeping Organised

Sunday 14 June 2015 by

With finding time the constant battle when trying to keep up a writing habit, staying organised is the biggest thing you can do to...

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Do You Write On Books?

Sunday 7 June 2015 by

One of the key maxims about being a good writer is that you have to be a good reader. And ‘good’ doesn’t just translate to...

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Realism in Writing (Or The ‘Ca...

Tuesday 19 May 2015 by

My partner used to be a Firefighter. Along with some really smelly washing, and frequent late night wake up calls, it came with one...

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Pros and Cons of Writing Long ...

Sunday 12 April 2015 by

I, like most writers I think, have something of a notebook problem. As in, I have about a hundred of them, all with one or two pages...

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Five Instrumental Artists You ...

Sunday 29 March 2015 by

Setting the right scene for your writing can be key to tapping into the ‘zone’ where the words fly from your fingers and brilliance...

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Reacquainting Yourself with Yo...

Sunday 8 March 2015 by

There are a lot of resources out there for writers offering tips, and while some are useful I often find that many don’t work for me...

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