Monday, 11 January 2021
Thursday, 12 November 2020
WHAT WRITER'S BLOCK?
A bit of a tongue in cheek title for this blogpost as I don't actually suffer from writer's block. Words have never been a problem for me. Probably as a result of being 5/8ths Irish - yes really. Plus my mother kissed the Blarney Stone. (I went to Blarney Castle a few years ago but as I suffer from vertigo, there was no way I was going to lean over backwards to kiss it, so the gift of the gab must have come from her.)
However, when I'm writing I sometimes come to a point where I'm not sure how the narrative should progress or in which direction to take it.
I learned a valuable lesson, many moons ago, in a different life, when I was ceramic designer. Then, being young and headstrong, I thought that if I just ploughed on doggedly, when stuck, something would come out of it. I soon learned it was completely the wrong approach. If I did this, whatever I produced would be either absolute rubbish or things would just keep on going wrong. But if I left the problem alone and did something totally different for a while, when I returned to it things seemed to work out. (I will admit that the something different might involve alcohol, but as I said, I was much younger then.)
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Putting plants into the Story
Bewl Ridge House
Sunday, 16 August 2020
TELLING A TALE
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Thursday, 9 July 2020
Despite the difficulties in making progress on my current book, BLOOD ON THE GARDEN and, of course, Aggie is in it, assisting her 'master' DI Sonny Russell with his cases.
I've used my skills in designing and building a courtyard garden in my little holiday let cottage in Northiam....
...And I am gradually transforming the garden at home.