Monthly Archive: October 2013

How to grow a novel

I’ve been reading a superb book by Sol Stein called “How to grow a novel”. Mr Stein is a hugely-successful US publisher and author, and this book is a distillation of what he has said to his writers over his career. It’s a practical, useful guide to writing, that shows you all the most common […]

Flesh and Blood – a poem from 1998

I was asked to write some words about love To put to a tune that would woo the dove But I was mute, struck dumb and silent Without your soul inside my pen So I wandered in the fields of frost And felt the cold touch of loss So I could learn the feelings of […]