Writing Archive

  • The other day I said I’d go and meet H at 1230. We arranged this a couple of hours earlier. There was no fixed reason why 1230, other than I […] 5

    Working with outlines, doing away with time

    The other day I said I’d go and meet H at 1230. We arranged this a couple of hours earlier. There was no fixed reason why 1230, other than I […]

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  • (A short exercise in “putting the problem into the writing” based on a character from my novel.) The vague feeling of love And he knew somehow that the vague feeling […] 1

    The vague feeling of love

    (A short exercise in “putting the problem into the writing” based on a character from my novel.) The vague feeling of love And he knew somehow that the vague feeling […]

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  • As one of a baker’s dozen or so writers, I performed a couple of short pieces on the theme of either tea, cheese or cake as part of the Speakeasy […] 0

    Performance at Eat our Words: Newcastle Eat Festival!

    As one of a baker’s dozen or so writers, I performed a couple of short pieces on the theme of either tea, cheese or cake as part of the Speakeasy […]

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  • This article was originally published on the Guardian Northerner Blog I am angry with Lee Halpin. I am angry because, as a journalism educator and as a friend, I cannot […] 1

    Lee Halpin was too young to die for a story

    This article was originally published on the Guardian Northerner Blog I am angry with Lee Halpin. I am angry because, as a journalism educator and as a friend, I cannot […]

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  • The library was in Ashburton Park, round the corner from where we grew up. I went there and rode my skateboard down the small slopes, travelling further and faster than […] 0

    Watching videos of Madonna

    The library was in Ashburton Park, round the corner from where we grew up. I went there and rode my skateboard down the small slopes, travelling further and faster than […]

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  • Tonight in Edinburgh the Take Tea with Turing anthology was launched at Edinburgh’s Informatics Centre, celebrating the life of Alan Turing. This is my piece from the anthology, inspired by […] 0

    Running Hard

    Tonight in Edinburgh the Take Tea with Turing anthology was launched at Edinburgh’s Informatics Centre, celebrating the life of Alan Turing. This is my piece from the anthology, inspired by […]

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  • I Four and a half miles into my run and I’m jumping from side to side over the slippery mud track of the Cornwall coastal path, drenched from the past […] 0

    Flying

    I Four and a half miles into my run and I’m jumping from side to side over the slippery mud track of the Cornwall coastal path, drenched from the past […]

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  • The local Cinema Politica group put on a showing of Rob Stewart’s film Sharkwater. It’s a big audience for an environmental documentary—perhaps fifty or so people on a cool Thursday […] 0

    Sharkwater

    The local Cinema Politica group put on a showing of Rob Stewart’s film Sharkwater. It’s a big audience for an environmental documentary—perhaps fifty or so people on a cool Thursday […]

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  • This review was commissioned by the artist Mike Collier and the AV Festival for their end of festival catalogue and can be downloaded as a PDF. 31st March, 2012, Newcastle […] 0

    Hamish Fulton, Slowalk

    This review was commissioned by the artist Mike Collier and the AV Festival for their end of festival catalogue and can be downloaded as a PDF. 31st March, 2012, Newcastle […]

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  • A group of four sit down in the corner with their porridge and orange juices. I looked up from what I was writing, and saw the one with green hair […] 0

    Seeing Red

    A group of four sit down in the corner with their porridge and orange juices. I looked up from what I was writing, and saw the one with green hair […]

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  • Working through way through an email spring clean, an old friend printed and posted to me a dozen poems I had sent her in 2000 and 2001. She had moved […] 0

    Letters from the past

    Working through way through an email spring clean, an old friend printed and posted to me a dozen poems I had sent her in 2000 and 2001. She had moved […]

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  • Originally written for Counterfire.org. A review of Why Noise Matters,which explores an important but often ignored environmental problem, the causes of which are intertwined with consumer capitalism, and its impact […] 0

    Why Noise Matters

    Originally written for Counterfire.org. A review of Why Noise Matters,which explores an important but often ignored environmental problem, the causes of which are intertwined with consumer capitalism, and its impact […]

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