Writing and podcasting – poetry analysis tutorials

Something I’ve been doing a fair bit of lately is poetry analysis – some I’ve posted here, some has been at school, and then there’s this little exciting project: https://www.audiopi.co.uk/ AudioPi is a site that has podcasts for students studying A-Level and GCSE English, and History. They’re building up the site but already have modules on a range of texts for the new syllabi. I’m writing the GCSE Poetry Anthology collection – each podcast deals with either a single poem or a pair of poems, and then there’s some at the end of the course which explore how to use …

Introducing the Chronology Protection Agency…

For a couple of months I’ve been working on a novella introducing characters and a world that I’m really excited about. The Chronology Protection Agency is inspired by Stephen Hawking’s metaphor suggesting that there is an organisation which keeps time safe: It seems that there is a Chronology Protection Agency which prevents the appearance of closed timelike curves and so makes the universe safe for historians. The CPA series is set in a version of our world in which time travel is possible, has been discovered and widespread but international agreements have regulated travel, for the good of humanity. Jefferson Murphy is bright, …