My thoughts on writing, books, reading and folklore.

April 9, 2018

Visit Ludlow.

I could leave it at that, but I won’t. Ludlow is a gem of a place, in Shropshire, close to the border with Wales, and described by our own Sir John Betjeman as “...probably the loveliest town in England”. Who am I to disagree with a Poet Laureate who was w...

March 5, 2018

Late last year I started writing ‘Forever Raven’. It’s a tale I started as a short story, but which quickly grew into a novel. Still early in its creative process, I really enjoyed the writing of it and it's a piece I will be editing in 2018. Perhaps the reason I enjoy...

April 24, 2017

Today I treated myself.

No writing.

Well, what I mean is no creative writing as yet. There’s still four hours of today left, and after teasing the blog out I might be inspired. It’s my first day off in as long as I remember. Not that a writer ever truly stops.

I read Poe,...

April 3, 2017

This week I’ve dipped my toe into horror twice. The first by reading Printer’s Devil Court, by the author Susan Hill, and the second by watching the Walking Dead. I do love this genre; such extremes it holds.

So let’s touch on the book.

Printer’s Devil Court is a quaint...

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