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Writing Fiction: What Works For You?

Everyone is different. What I think works in fiction might have some overlap with what you think works in fiction but, equally, we will have areas where we disagree. 269 more words


Shakespeare Saturday: With A Little Help From My Friends!

Heyo! Sorry it’s a bit late, but I was actually pretty stumped for this week’s piece of Shakespeare jollity. Even after a month off, I was totally unprepared to jump back into the world of Willy Shakes, which is weird because I’ve talked about him a lot lately… 150 more words

Medical jargon exchange between Isadore and Fanny’s grandsons

Gerard Sarnat’s recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He’s authored four collections: HOMELESS CHRONICLES (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014) and Melting The Ice King (2016) which included work published in… 321 more words


Britain's Best City (or Town) Revealed!

Britain has hundreds of cities (and towns), but which is the best one?  I commissioned an in-depth study to find out.  Today I’m delighted to publish the results, and officially reveal Britain’s best city (or town)… 49 more words


Habit training in the classroom

The habit this month was “remembering.” Charlotte Mason believed that habits weren’t just learned through modeling but through training.  In class, we call upon these habits (thinking, remembering, attention) to help us when we engage in learning. 302 more words