Adventures Of A Writer In The Wild

Adventures Of A Writer In The Wild

I’m sitting here alone. A writer in the wild. On a Wednesday morning I share a big wooden table with a group of writers. It is located in a yoga centre in a small side street in the old part of Amsterdam. Usually there are several of us scribbling on block pads or...
Being Unemployed Is Hard Work

Being Unemployed Is Hard Work

I’m not unemployed. It’s not true. In fact I’m constantly employed. I write. I make music. I run two bands. I do historical  research and take courses in marketing. I maintain a website. I blog. I soak up every snippet of information on writing that I can find. I am a...
Finding Your Voice Is A Balancing Act

Finding Your Voice Is A Balancing Act

In a couple of days the band will be returning to the recording studio for probably the last session this year. It’s mixing time! I have just been listening back to the first rough mixes of the recordings. We did them over six months ago during our first session in...
A Volcano, Lightning And A Big Change

A Volcano, Lightning And A Big Change

Mount Vesuvius cuts an omnipotent black profile in the darkening sky. Forked lightning flashes on either side of it. I am watching it all and hoping a bolt will strike the edge of the volcano’s crater, near the pinnacle of the mountain. It doesn’t. That would be...
Anatomy Of A First Reading

Anatomy Of A First Reading

Over weekend I broke new ground as an author, I did a public reading. It was quite an experience. According to one of my listeners, it was a world premiere. This was fortunate, as a small cross-section of the world was there to listen. The venue, if you can call it...

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