An Alphabet of Better Writing # V

An Alphabet of Better Writing # V

V is for…Voltaire Well, I could have done verisimilitude, or villain, or any number of other words beginning with V, but I’ve chosen Voltaire. A few weeks ago when I was on holiday in France, I went to visit the chateau at Cirey en Blaise. Voltaire took...
An Alphabet of Better Writing  # H

An Alphabet of Better Writing # H

H is for…Heartfelt William Wordsworth once said, “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart,” and I think he was on to something.  The best writing comes fresh and unmediated from the core of you, from your heart, if you like.  Sometimes it...

Working with Resistance

I’m feeling grim today: sore throat, headache, cold coming.  It would be the easiest thing in the world to crawl back under the duvet (and I wouldn’t rule that out), but I’m going to stay sitting at my desk trying to write.  Not just...