The Glitter of the Grade

It’s that time of year again.  The shops are full, the fairy lights are going up, and my students are handing in their submissions before going home for the holidays.  For the next couple of weeks writing may be low on the list of priorities, but when we come back in January, thoughts often turnContinue reading “The Glitter of the Grade”

How to Survive The Lifelong Learning Curve

It is a well known fact that writing is a long and slow process.  Writers have to be determined and resilient, as well as innovative and flexible, which is quite a high wire act to pull off over a long period of time.  You would hope that after writing five novels, three radio plays andContinue reading “How to Survive The Lifelong Learning Curve”