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John Greening

How I Write

The blank page can be unnerving to a novelist preparing for the day’s long trek, but it’s a wasteland that poets have comfortably colonised.
John Greening

Why I Write

If you have to ask yourself why you write, then you probably shouldn’t be doing it. In my experience the best poems take both reader and author by surprise.
John Greening

The Perfect Place To Write

Cambridgeshire, or what I still think of as ‘Huntingdonshire’, has become the perfect place for me to write in.
John Greening

The Writer And Nature

Good nature poetry is about looking, but it’s also about having the right vocabulary, which most of us townies are losing.
John Greening

Rejection

What should a writer do when someone says no? With poems sent to magazines, that’s life. It’s unlikely to have anything to do with the quality of your work.
John Greening

The Best Advice I Ever Received

Ted Hughes went on to stress how important it was to keep my creative energies at top pressure by living a bit uncomfortably, with a final dependence on writing.
Writers In Lockdown, Part 3

Writers In Lockdown, part 3

...concern for Liam, who grows our fresh vegetables here. He has spent hours in the garden this spring and the greening of south Edinburgh continues. I miss going for a...
John Retallack

John Retallack

John was born in Oxford and, after a long spell in London, now lives in the city with his wife, Renata Allen. He was a theatre director for thirty years....
John Hands

John Hands

John Hands is an internationally acclaimed author of two non-fiction books and three novels. John’s first book, Housing Co-operatives, was supplemented by a television documentary More Than a Place To...
John  Murray

John Murray

...Guardian. John has published seven novels and one story collection, and he won the Dylan Thomas Award for short stories in 1988. Since 1993, and with the appearance of Radio...
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