Category: writing process

An Autumnal Equinox

Today marks the arrival of astronomical autumn here in the UK. The autumnal equinox occurred at 01.04 GMT. Autumn is my favourite season. I love watching the trees and their foliage change from a hue of greens to their golden autumnal colours.

Autumn is a time when I retire to my writing den and start a form of writer’s hibernation…

The Butterfly Collector

November petered out. December whistled on the horizon.  Jack sat at his writing desk and looked onto liquorice daylight which hung on fading ivy. Fingerprints, dead bugs and pigeon droppings adorned his window. Today was one of those writing days where the whiteness of his journal burned his eyes. His pen felt like a heavy wooden club…

Why Do You Write?

I have been revisiting several George Orwell’s novels recently, maybe a sign of the times we are living in. Whatever your thoughts on Orwell’s views and beliefs, there is no getting away from the fact his writing was visionary. My most recent read, Coming Up for Air, written in 1939, could be a mirror reflecting events happening today.

As is oft for a writer, one thread moved into another and I found myself reading…