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Developing our fiction – half way through

We’ve reached the mid-way point in the Birkbeck College┬áDeveloping Your Fiction course. So, can you teach good fiction writing? Here are some thoughts: Obvious but true – the more you write, the better your writing gets. I’ve enjoyed our weekly exercises, which gave me freedom to experiment in ways that wouldn’t have occurred to me […]

Writing about the body

I’ve signed up for a new course on the History of the Human Body in Europe. It’s a Birkbeck College course, held one evening a week at the Wellcome Collection, one of my favourite London haunts. It’s my first venture back into academia since gleefully heading out into the real world, back in 1991. I’m […]