MeddwlCoed writing retreat

This weekend just gone I joined a bunch of writers in mid-Wales for another MeddwlCoed Writing Retreat. This one at the Glynhir Estate. A fantastic location for some rest and writing. We left Bristol under cover of darkness and joined the throng on the M4 which flowed well until we reached near Cardiff where GoogleContinue reading “MeddwlCoed writing retreat”

The return of Writing About Writing About Writing

WAWAW Is an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here. And an index of the books in the series here. In my previous post way back in June I put the series on pause as I needed to useContinue reading “The return of Writing About Writing About Writing”

Drowning in content

I have a book buying problem – Hi I’m Pete and I’m a biblioholic. You’re probably already aware of that from the fact that I’ve been doing the Writing About Writing About Writing (WAWAW) blogposts (which will return next month, more on that below.) I do the category challenge on Librarything every year and I’mContinue reading “Drowning in content”

Guest Post: Alison Morton

A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, Alison misspent decades clambering over Roman sites throughout Europe. Fascinated by the breathtaking mosaics at Ampurias in Spain and the engineering brilliance of the Pont du Gard in France, she was curious about the role of women in the complex, powerful and value-driven Roman civilisation. That started her wondering whatContinue reading “Guest Post: Alison Morton”

Guest Post Tiffani Angus

Tiffani Angus is shortlisted for the Best Fantasy Novel AND Best Newcomer in the British Fantasy Awards so I was stoked that she agreed to answer a few questions about the book. Tell us about your book (what’s the sales pitch?) Threading the Labyrinth is about 400 years in a haunted English garden; basically, it’sContinue reading “Guest Post Tiffani Angus”

Cover Reveal -The Museum for Forgetting

Very happy to reveal the cover to my next published book – The Museum for Forgetting – a collection of my short stories from the last few years. The collection is loosely themed around the subject of memory and includes some previously published work as well as some written specifically for this book. There’s anContinue reading “Cover Reveal -The Museum for Forgetting”

Guest Blog: Dolly Garland – The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way for Writers Photo by Dolly Garland The Artist’s Way is a well-known creativity book by Julia Cameron. If you are interested in any form of creative practice you’ve probably heard of it. Or, you might have heard of one of its most famous concepts: the morning pages. I had been familiar withContinue reading “Guest Blog: Dolly Garland – The Artist’s Way”