Here’s a list of writing quotes that I’ve found inspiring, motivating and thought-provoking over the years. These little snippets of wisdom can help remind you of the long and beautiful tradition of which you’re now a part! Writing Quotes ‘Songbirds do not study in a conservatory.’ – Saul Bellow ‘The only time a human being… Read More
This is a walk around Stratford-upon-Avon that starts and ends at the railway station, and will take you about 2 hours to complete (without factoring in sight-seeing and refreshments). It’s best if you have a digital or paper map of the town on hand to refer to.
Things I’ve been Writing Coursework I decided to spend April focusing on a couple of long-term projects that always get put on the back-burner: Rest on Your Laurels (a course on sonnet construction), and Reading Influences (a series of lectures on how writers are influenced by other writers). Since I don’t fancy the task of… Read More
A new fountain pen! This is a Duragraph I purchased from Cult Pens. It’s a reproduction ’20s design by the recently revived Conklin company. The colour is ‘Cracked Ice’, though I’m also rather tempted by the amber one, for obvious reasons. ‘Duragraph’ (a nice blend of ‘durabilis’ and ‘graphos/graphus’) is minutely etched in the silver… Read More