Messages from 2004 – no one is taking a punt any more

I have several large ring binder folders that are stuffed with clipped newspaper articles, book reviews, my handwritten notes from courses and other printed material, mainly pieces on writing that I've found online. Sometimes when my mind is too buzzy to settle on fiction when I'm in bed at night, before sleeping, I pull out [...]

Tracing influence

It's almost the end of the year but I've still got stuff to do. Teaching finishes this week — my final session is Thursday. But there's writing, always writing. I'm not complaining. It is the thing I most love to do and I feel really lucky to be able to do it, not just as [...]