Category: Thoughts on Writing

Trees, Changing Seasons & Writing

I’ve already hung jack-o’-lantern lights, and the first good autumn rain is using my walls and roof as its own soft percussion section. Yet from my top-floor flat, I can still see plenty of green leaves. One of these trees,…

The Long Haul

I haven’t been posting my writing here or on the various community sites with which I have been associated very often lately. This is partly because of other responsibilities and activities, but a more important reason behind it is a…

Poem: Not Our Kind, My Dear

while women are heavy readers, we know they are heavy readers of the kind of fiction that is not likely to be reviewed in the pages of the TLS…The TLS is only interested in getting the best reviews of the…

The Problem with NaNoWriMo

There is a problem with NaNoWriMo, but it isn’t what Laura Miller thinks. I’ve done and won NaNoWriMo before. I can see it benefiting individual writers by helping them establish writing routines or ways of viewing their day with an…