At Work in the Dark

The dark nights have dropped their blanket on us and the cold weather has arrived too.  It’s easy to get bogged down in that oh-dear-it’s-winter-let’s-do-nothing, feeling. The temptation is to […]

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Script It

  • By  Ian
  • 16 November, 2017
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Between drafts of the Blasphemous Isle, the latest Northumbrian Western novel, I’ve been working on a script. This takes me back to my early writing. I had a stage play […]

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Write for Fun

  • By  Ian
  • 27 October, 2017
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Writers want to get published. That’s a fact, isn’t it? It’s the thing that proves that you are a writer – having your words in print. Holding a pamphlet of […]

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Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

  • By  Ian
  • 6 October, 2017
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Dave Eggers has written some great books. A Hologram for the King and The Circle are both fabulous, and though this one is quite different, it touches on the same themes […]

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