WRITING DOWN DEEP – an Alchemy of the Writing Life

The talk on February 25 by Jan Fortune as she launched her book on writing was totally inspiring, and had the audience spellbound with its insights, suggestions and ideas – leading to a plethora of questions from the floor.

Jan’s son Rowan, himself an author and editor, interviewed Jan, giving a framework to the evening.

Digging deep, letting the story take you, becoming your story, not being bogged down by ‘end gaining’, writing with joy and freedom, being generous to (and curious about) yourself and your characters, using exercises and journalling…

I for one will definitely read the book and take Jan’s advice!

Jan and Rowan in full flow…

Events

February will be a planning and reflecting month for me. Or should I say reflecting and planning?

Either way, no in-words events will take place in February but do watch this space! Plenty of ideas, and thanks to all the wonderful poets I have met over the years, expect more interesting readings….

Stay safe and healthy! And see you again before long.