Poetry, song, women, and whisky: it’s Burns’ Night, everyone!

Tonight is Burns' Night: the annual celebration (the birthday!) of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns. Robert Burns, as it happens, is my favourite poet. I have many favourite poets, but Burns has my heart. And my deepest respect. In honour of Burns' Night, I've decided that I'd share some of my favourite bits of … Continue reading Poetry, song, women, and whisky: it’s Burns’ Night, everyone!

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My ears are my editors

If there's one thing that I wish I had known about my writing tendencies before now, it's this: I write by sound. I've been unconsciously aware of this for as long as I've been writing, but I've only become better acquainted with how to use that particular focus effectively in the last year or so … Continue reading My ears are my editors