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, …

Free short story this weekend

Blank for your message is a short story, free this weekend on Amazon for kindle. There’s always been something odd, something unusual about the card shop on the high street. Rumour has it that if you buy from there, you won’t always get what you were looking for – and sometimes, you will get what you didn’t even know you wanted.