The Tale End of the Year

As a new year begins I want to examine whether I’m moving forward with my writing, or whether treading water has slowly metamorphosed into sinking. I finished 2017 in a slightly more productive state than I began it, having made a conscious effort to increase my work rate, while decreasing the rate at which I answer submission calls. This might …

Divide and Fall. Or, why I write what I write.

One of the things I struggle with – and which creating this website has highlighted – is the wisdom of writing ‘cross-genre.’ I write poems. For most of my life I’ve seen myself, self-consciously, as ‘a poet,’ although rarely needing the validation of publication. I made some attempts at fiction, wrote a fantasy novel in the 90s (it remains in …