Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Vicious Imagery: Things I've learned about the craft of writing

A few insightful things about writing from my MA Creative Writing instructor, David Bishop:

Vicious Imagery: Things I've learned about the craft of writing: "Over the past two and a half years I've helped develop and deliver an innovative new MA in creative writing at Edinburgh Napier University. ..."

The Return of the Manichaeans

The Gnostic, issue 4, is out now, featuring a reprint of my Manichaean sci-fi story "Deep Field".

Sunday, June 05, 2011

John Burnside Interview/New Novel

John Burnside has a new novel, A Summer of Drowning, out next week. Whilst checking for the publication date, I came across this new interview from The Scotsman.

From what he says, his next novel will be tackling banking scum and the need to do something about them, which is encouraging. The new one, however, is about evil spirits in the arctic (no, not oil companies - hopefully they'll be dealt with in the next book:-)).

I also found two older interviews, this one from 2001, and then there's this rather good interview from 2009.