This link takes you to my football fiction blog. It’s not been about football fiction for a while (it will again). Its more about football writing and more recently the 2012 European Championships. It illustrates my version of what I want to see in, football writing, humour, observation, (hopefully) some intelligence and less concern about […]Read more "He called me a poof, so I blew him a kiss"
The phrase I keep coming back to when I write about football is ‘the ball is round’. The statement may have added significance here in Australia where the sporting landscape is dominated by handled ovoidian sports, but it would mean the same thing in any context. The phrase comes from a much bigger expression about […]Read more "The ball is round"
I listened to Ryan O’Neill on RN today. When he was given the chance to talk he had some very practical things to say about writing. Particularly about getting it done. Writing is the hardest part, he said. Graham Green wrote every day he said. 500 words. Its not a lot is it. You keep […]Read more "Listening to Writers"
I’ve committed myself to writing about the 2012 European Championships on a daily basis. How hard can it be? There’s only work, a young family and the games start at 2 and 5am or there abouts. I try and sleep between the games or if its shite, I’ll have a wee snooze. Problem is there’s […]Read more "Getting ti r e d e r"
It was an incredible thing to witness. A room full of writers smashin out their words, the stress, the tension, the excitement, the stories. They wrote and and a team of editers edited and together with the support of the future of the book and the Queensland Writers Centre, they produced a whole brand new […]Read more "A book in a day."
This afternoon I’m going to go an help out at the most amazing of projects. The 24 hour book will see a book produced in 24 hours. I guess that’s where the name for the project came from. Seriously, it’s astonishing. From Go to Whoa. They start at midday today. Nine writers, local and very […]Read more "24 hours, 9 writers, 1 book!"
Two for two. My review of day two of the European Championships is on the football edition of this blog and on the footy almanac. click the links. The other link I’m looking for you to click is this… The Mosses might turn out to be Australia’s Hugheses or Cohens or Wachowskis. They are currently […]Read more "Another Europost and a scary film."
I’ve been swamped – not that you’re interested, but thats the reason I’ve not been here. Too much work and not enough time. The wee yin’s been moaning. Over the next few weeks, for at least the duration of the 2012 Euros, I’m going to try and get on here every day – kind of […]Read more "Football blogs and busy times."