creativity

Random Acts of Unkindness – more about the story

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Now that Random Acts of Unkindness is in production for a June publication I can share more about the story and how I came to write it. Like most stories, it started with a conversation. I was discussing phobias with a friend, recalling how, as a child, I became afraid of dustbin men, only to […]

storytelling

How important is journey and location?

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I love the moors. The purple heather, the hills and valleys, the panoramic landscape. I love walking there and I love writing about them. The moorland around the Pennines is a hidden treasure, hidden because it considered bleak and foreboding. In reality it is teeming with colour and wildlife, but the isolation and foreboding elements […]