It's with great joy, and also a bit of sadness, that I've finally finished the MA Writing in John Moores University. Letters were discovered on the student system for us on Monday 27th October 2015, and I was pleased to see that I'd managed a Master of Arts, with Merit. This made me happy, while … Continue reading The end of the MA
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
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.