Writers on how they got published

Writers on how they got published

I’m currently in the second year of a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing with the Open University. In addition to helping writers working in several genres to hone their craft, the course has a section called ‘Writer in the World, which is designed to encourage...
Plan? There ain’t no plan!

Plan? There ain’t no plan!

At the back end of last week, an email arrived from our Tutor with some advice as we head into a new phase of the MA in Creative Writing I’m doing with the Open University. It had a link to a writer’s planner to “encourage you to do some New Year reflecting on your...
My 2023 in Books

My 2023 in Books

Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions? In 2023, one of mine was ‘to read more’, partly because I’d started an MA in Creative Writing with the Open University and our Tutor was fiercely passionate about reading as widely and deeply as possible. It would make us...
How Neurospicy are you?

How Neurospicy are you?

Since my son and I were both diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, my wife has sought out relatable information about having a differently-wired brain. One of her go-to sources is the ADHD Love account on Facebook. (I’ve abandoned my account, but they’re on...
In a SpIn

In a SpIn

When I got confirmation that I have an Autistic Spectrum Condition in 2021, one of the immediate benefits was that it helped me to understand what my Special Interests are and how they – when combined with Autism – have helped shape my life. For the rest of this blog,...