I've spent a lovely couple of hours this morning researching how one may have killed someone with poison in 1921. I now know far more about arsenic than is reasonably healthy. At some point, with all this procrastination, someone may actually get murdered in this draft! I'm also struggling to get my head around how … Continue reading Researching the modus operandi
I’m attempting to write my first novel. It’s a murder mystery, for nine to eleven year olds, which is set in 1921. Before I started, I didn’t realise how much extra work I may have created for myself. I can’t really remember why I decided on 1921, but as the story has started to evolve, … Continue reading 1921 and all that
This is a piece that I wrote a few years ago. The scariest thing about it is that it is all true!
As a teacher of English, I’ve always wondered whether I could actually write myself. Sure, I spend hours every week teaching pupils how to write creatively, and I know all of the theory behind it, but that’s not the same as actually doing it, and there is that old adage, “Those who can do it, … Continue reading Taking an OpenLearn writing course