Two housesits, one in Coalville and one in West Kirby, allowed me to plough forward with my new novel. Unfortunately my writing schedule has been derailed these last few weeks while I’ve been writing blog posts and press releases for various people.
Big Dog Kayaks has relaunched its website and I’ll be a lot more involved with the writing, editing and co-ordinating of their team paddler blog. Manchester Wildcatz Canoe Polo Club also has a website with update and blog writing demands. And I’m finding time to continue writing for The Busking Project.
I may not have been writing much fiction, but I have been reading a vast amount of post-apocalyptic dystopian type novels: The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Stand by Stephen King, Childhoods End by Arthur C Clarke and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, to name a few. All good research for my own novel which is set in a future Salford.
F8 Magazine accepted an article and photographs for their latest online edition (+ipad version) – The Busking Project: This Happens Every Day. F8 specialises in publishing documentary photography and photojournalism. Issue #6 can be downloaded here.
Urban Theory Film’s online network of filmmakers has been renamed to Unicity, giving the project a unique identity to the other work that UBT undertakes.
4. Jigsaw Documentaries: my latest contribution to Unicity’s ‘Be Inspired’ section, exploring the difficulties of filming, travelling, and making a documentary.
Latest post for The Busking Project:
6. Bugging – buskers or beggars? – an article about stereotypes.
The Three Wise Monkeys magazine has published a creative non-fiction Interview from my time in Jakarta, Indonesia – Monkey Business in Jakarta.
Contributing to Urban Theory Films’ online community of film makers:
1. The Truth about The Busking Project
2. Being a Cameraman