I haven’t got a book review for you this week, I’ve been too busy reading for my MA, but I thought I’d share some of my novel progress with you.
Yes, it’s the weekly update about my MA adventures.
I have my results back for the assignments I handed in at the beginning of term. For my radio drama I got 73% and a suggestion that I might consider writing radio drama for my dissertation. Another tutor suggested I’d have got a higher mark with a less restrictive subject, but I enjoyed it, It’s easy writing stories based on reality because once I get all the character traits and background detail, and the timeline sorted out in my head I can just fit it all together. Continue reading
If you’re in the UK the Woodland Trust, based in Grantham, Linconshire, but with woodlands all around the the country, are offering free tree seed packs to people.
They hope to increase the tree cover in the UK from the current 13% by planting 64,000,000 trees by 2025. I encourage my readers in the UK to join in if you have the space or could plant tree somewhere unofficial. I have ordered my pack of seeds – they contain rowan, dog rose, alder buckthorn and holly seeds in compost ready to germinate. These trees provide food and shelter to many birds and small animals, and make a reasonable hedge. I plan to document the progress of growth and hopefully planting.
Evening dear readers,
Sorry no review yet, I’ve been working on editing ‘Hidden Fire‘. Continue reading
2016 wasn’t a great year for a lot of people and there were political and cultural events that really mucked it up, but for me personally it wasn’t all horrible. Rather than dwelling on the upsetting stuff I’m going to list the positives from last year.
- I made new friends, some of whom I’ve become very fond of;
- I tried to be sociable, I even tried dating;
- I travelled abroad for the first time ever;
- I started my MA in Creative Writing.
This year, I can only go forwards. Continue reading
I have two reviews to write, one book and one film, but I’m not up to it at the minute. As soon as I feel less crap there will be reviews.
When I started writing this blog in August 2011 I wasn’t expecting many readers, but it seems people actually do want to read what I write and since then 401 readers have followed this site. I don’t know how many are still regular readers and how many were just passing through, but you’re all welcome and hopefully I’ll keep you entertained for a few more years yet.
If anyone knows anything about writing radio scripts, get in touch, please. I need help with my MA assignment. I’ve never written scripts and have to write 3000 words (15 – 20 pages apparently). I have a story, I just need help with the mechanics – formatting mainly.