Six years ago I started out on a Creative Writing Degree at Hull University. Today I officially graduate… The reason why this blog exists is due to that course, but was it all worth it? I wouldn’t now be working in the area I am nor exploring the creative ideas I have, had I not […]
Ten reasons why’d think twice before pickin’ a scrap wit’ someone from ‘Ull. Top Ten: Quirks Of Character That Make Hull Folk Via Weird Retro.
Last night (March 21st) saw the burning of the Temple. A wooden temple built overlooking Londonderry, the 2013 City of Culture. Late yesterday afternoon the Temple’s architectural avatar built by Adam Clarke, BlockWorks and Sparks on Minecraft received the same fate. When I first heard about it, I immediately thought of The Burning Man Festivals […]
I first encountered Minecraft through gamer-friends, who whispered and then shouted ‘You should really try this.’ I didn’t. How could any pixelated game offering hope to capture the game world? ‘But it’s digital Lego. You gotta try it.’ The eldest daughter started nattering for the Pocket Edition of the game shortly after. In hind sight […]
Well, would you look at that. An award – shiny neh? Thank you Carol Bevitt! I’d send you Malteasers, but I’ve eaten them all 😀 Funny old word, inspiration. In the world of writing and creativity it’s taken for granted. We’re all out there to be noticed, trying to produce something that will produce […]