A January Post

I started writing this post one evening when I was sitting at my kitchen table looking out at the darkness. Sheets of rain were bursting in from the sea and crashing against my window. I wondered whether the rain here is salty, so close to the ocean, but I've never tasted it so I can't … Continue reading A January Post

On *not* writing for academia: celebrating my first year of freedom

A year ago today I jumped out of academia  Do I regret it? Not one bit! I may have much less money now, but at last I have the head-space to write what I want. I'm in this position because we're in a recession. It's painful for many but for a few it can be very … Continue reading On *not* writing for academia: celebrating my first year of freedom

‘Creative Writing: A Handbook for Workshop Leaders’ (1995) now available free at Google Books

'Creative Writing: A Handbook for Workshop Leaders' (1995) by Sue Thomas. Published by the Dept of Adult Education, University of Nottingham. Download free from Google Books. In the early 1990s, there were very few creative writing degrees in the UK but lots of creative writing workshops in the community. Many writers, including me, taught creative writing … Continue reading ‘Creative Writing: A Handbook for Workshop Leaders’ (1995) now available free at Google Books