The London Literature Festival (Monday 28 September 2015 – Monday 12 October 2015) is nearly here and with my new London base I’ve got the time and inclination to see a bit of it–in between writing for my new course, of course.
Deciding to apply for one of the larger creative writing courses under the influence was perhaps, in hindsight, ill-advised. The ask was for the first 3,000 words of your novel. The outcome would be an honest appraisal from someone who reads hundreds of first 3,000 words a year.
If there’s one thing I loved more than reading Roald Dahl as a kid, it was listening to Roald Dahl audiobooks on My First Sony Walkman. Remember those? With the see-through back and coloured cogs?