A cockpit according to Charles Dickens

Around the start of the Masters (it may have been the first or second semester...) we were asked to do a pastiche of a famous writer. For mine I chose Charles Dickens, and the piece I was writing at the time (and currently re-writing) was Slip Jevans - Hero of the Union. The pastiche is … Continue reading A cockpit according to Charles Dickens

A Game of Two Halves – The Torso and Legs, comic fantasy from Rob Knipe

Evening all, just a quick post to say that I've put up the first three chapters and the prologue for the novel I wrote over the summer. A Game of Two Halves - The Torso and Legs is a comic fantasy tale about a local village team being catapulted into the ultra violent world of … Continue reading A Game of Two Halves – The Torso and Legs, comic fantasy from Rob Knipe

To edit or re-write? The folly of re-working old stories and novels.

Over the years, I've written an alarming amount of novels that I've never done anything with. They reside in Dropbox, dump drives, flash drives, etc, scattered and saved for the inevitable day when I decide, 'I'm bloody doing something with that'. The MA has prompted me to re-look at everything I've written, and has given … Continue reading To edit or re-write? The folly of re-working old stories and novels.

My scribblings and the MA Creative Writing at LJMU

At the moment, I'm currently studying semester 3 on an MA Creative Writing course, something which I wish I'd done decades ago. Okay decade ago, decades I was still doing adequately on my GCSEs. While I gained all my GCSEs and two A-Levels (Geology and Biology at a D - rock nerd!) I single-handedly left … Continue reading My scribblings and the MA Creative Writing at LJMU