Talk to me, I’m a writer!
And people do. Incredibly generously. No matter where I go, if I ask a question and say I’m writing a book, mouths and doors open. Even when we barely speak the same language. My recent research revealed that the location of French farmhouses, at least in the Somme area of … Read More
Writing into the Inspiration of Place
During my time in Scotland, researching my novel, I fell in love with a small Roman brig near the site of where my great-grandparents’ mining village once stood. (Bothwellhaugh, Lanarkshire) It conjured for me a strong sense of place and a romanticism that followed me home, begging me to write … Read More
Where Writers Write
There’s nothing like the sound of graders and diggers jack-hammering into rock to send a writer out of the house and into the “real”. They’re laying new pipes and digging up old drains in the land across from our street. Tearing at my solitude and banging in my headspace. Sending … Read More