Block

I’m 17,000 or so words into my first novel and I realise I’ve been suffering a bit of writers’ block. It’s probably been a couple of months if I think about it realistically. I now see I’ve been in avoidance mode, ostriching the fact that I couldn’t get past this particular issue, and it’s been bugging … Read more

Teetering

Writing – whether a new song or a bit of fiction – is very often like walking along a thin wire over an abyss. The abyss isn’t death but the loss of the idea – if you look down too long, or think too hard about the almost intangible thing you are running through your … Read more

Kurt is dead

It turns out that Kurt is 6’3. We know this because the fucker wouldn’t fit in the damn box, no matter which way we tried stretching him. All the while, rigor was setting in and he wasn’t getting any more flexible. Overhead, the trees swayed in the breeze, casting a spooky shadow over an already … Read more