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Winning, and an odd bit of litter

Two things happened today. The first was a little odd, the second was just unexpected. I walk to work, as many of you know, and this morning was ambling down Mansfield Road when I spotted something lying on the pavement. … Continue reading

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Author evening with Julie Myerson

I’d met Julie Myerson before Thursday evening’s event at Waterstone’s in Nottingham. A few years back I bumped into her at the Guardian First Book Award party and told her how much I loved her book ‘Something Might Happen’ which … Continue reading

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Why Music Matters

You may have seen this organisation. If you haven’t yet I recommend them.¬†Anyway, I was listening to first Radio 4 and then BBC 6 Music¬†one day last week, or it may have been the week before, when I heard two … Continue reading

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Notebooks

How organised should a notebook for ideas be? I find myself looking to the future with my writing and am suddenly overcome with ideas. Floating around my brain at the moment are revisions to two short stories already in strong … Continue reading

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Routine and creativity

Many worthy (and not so worthy) writing handbooks tell you that establishing a writing routine is the best thing to do to ensure you keep at it. This is easier said than done. It is also subject to change, I’ve … Continue reading

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Drawing to a close

Unfinished threads are a problem. I’ve got a long list of them that I need to clear up. This is how the word count creeps up, you’ve added too many red herrings Barsby! Although apparently the word count won’t be … Continue reading

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Drinking in Manchester (& too tired to think of a more original title)

In the last 7-odd years that I’ve travelled from Nottingham to Manchester they’re never had a good train service. To reassure you, this isn;t a blog post ranting about trains but seriously, at least 7 years of chronic overcrowding on … Continue reading

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