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Moving On

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Hello dear subscribers.  It has been a while I know.  I have been living though an intense few months writing words, running workshops and writing music for different shows, including the soundtrack for an adaptation of The Borrowers running at Polka Theatre in Wimbledon until the end of August. 

And then I moved.

After 13 years love, loss and laughter, children growing up, plays written and…

One Third Of The Way There + Hal An Tow

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

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Hello Dear Subscribers,

The book is now one third of the way to publication thanks to your generous support.   Things have slowed down a bit in the last few weeks as I took time off the campaign trail to start writing a musical about tattoos, trigger samples in a live broadcast with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and go to the wonderful Isles of Scilly to read poems to older people, run a writing…

30% and Thank You All

Monday, 10 April 2017

Hello Dear Supporters,

 

We have now reached 30% of the funding target with 112 people signed up.   So a big thank you to everyone who has come on board so far.    It was never going to be easy and is going to take a while, but I am determined to get this book out into the world. 

 

So in the months ahead I am planning to run a series of writing workshops and events to promote the book…

Writing ME

Friday, 17 March 2017

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Often, it feels selfish, in these dark days of Trump/Brexit/refugee crisis/Syria/famine in Africa, to be writing a book about Me. Then I look back over the messages received after On The Road Not Taken went out on Radio 4, and I see people who I don’t know, telling their own stories back to me.  I hope that is what happens with the book.  I tell one story, but there is space for the reader to relive…

25% hurrah + bye bye shed + sunglasses + smoothies + Poppysong

Monday, 13 March 2017

And then the counter on the website showed that the book was 25% funded.  So time for a wide ranging vlog of profound thanks. 

Making a Music Video

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

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Here is a blog I wrote last year about making a video to accompany the song Brislington Diamonds.  

Nearly at 25% funding.  I may have a special video party to celebrate the moment.  Meanwhile I hope you enjoy this...

It is a sunny Saturday afternoon. I strap on my guitar on Bristol’s harbourside. My daughter and her partner fire up their cameras. I start singing along to a song that…

New Extract. It is June 1975 and I want to buy a record...

Thursday, 23 February 2017

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Here is a short extract from my work in progress memoir On The Road Not Taken.  I am 13 years old and have saved up enough money to by a record. It is a big event having this much money and so stands out as a memory.  Because there are two narratives in the book running concurrently, one from childhood and one set in the present, I am experimenting with writing the past story in the second…

Thank you

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Thank you very much for subscribing to my book. I am very grateful.  Here in the shed I will be posting blogs and videos that only you can see and these will tell the story of the book writing process as I progress.  I will share the highs and lows of the adventure as I head down the road towards the beautifully designed hard covers that are just over the horizon.  So far I have been out on the road…

Still funding
36% funded
131 backers