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10 07, 2015

The dilemmas of organic gardening…

2015-07-10T11:17:22+00:00

  To squash or not to squash, that is the question.  Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The blackfly on the outrageously delicious broadbeans, Or to take Arms against a Sea of ants And by opposing, end them (with Ecover and a nailbrush): to kill, to sleep Knowing they'll be back again in the morning... [...]

The dilemmas of organic gardening… 2015-07-10T11:17:22+00:00
27 04, 2015

Nick Cave on Writing

2017-09-21T14:48:20+00:00

I was watching Nick Cave’s wonderful biopic, 20,000 Days on Earth recently and two points he made about songwriting really stuck in my mind, not least because the principles he discusses can be applied to the art of fiction too. His first anecdote was this: “Writing a song is all about counterpoint. You put [...]

Nick Cave on Writing 2017-09-21T14:48:20+00:00
19 03, 2015

Creatures of Habit

2017-05-19T13:06:03+00:00

We have a ‘Health & Wellbeing Specialist’ here at The Write Factor. He’s called Jacaranda Montague and he’s a Border Terrier. Every morning at 7.45 two little feet are placed firmly on my side of the bed and if that’s not enough to wake me up, a surreptitious lick on my nose will usually bring [...]

Creatures of Habit 2017-05-19T13:06:03+00:00
18 02, 2015

Some scarce see nature at all…

2017-05-19T13:06:26+00:00

Welcome to my first blog from the beating heart of The Write Factor ­– The Shed – a space we built not only to house the business, but to give us a place where we can pursue our own creative impulses outside the confines of the day job. The shed is full of instruments: ukuleles, [...]

Some scarce see nature at all… 2017-05-19T13:06:26+00:00
9 12, 2014

John Moat – Alchemist of the Imagination

2015-01-21T18:41:47+00:00

When John Moat was 24 he found and bought the secluded mill-house where he lived and worked until his recent death shortly after his 78th birthday. Sheltered beneath a wooded cliff in a village on the Hartland coast of Devon, the setting matched the temperament of a companionable man loath to draw public attention to [...]

John Moat – Alchemist of the Imagination 2015-01-21T18:41:47+00:00
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