Pack up your bags…



I can’t believe that tomorrow I will be at this lovely place – Swanwick Writers’ Summer School where I shall spend the week with another couple of hundred writers. I am looking forward to meeting old friends and new. In particular I am looking forward to meeting an online writer friend, Joy Wood, author of Chanjori House, in person. I’m hoping Joy will join me as a guest later in the year.

I’ve been quiet of late because I’m working frantically on my MA thesis. This involves completing a poetry portfolio on the theme of folklore and myth around trees. This has been a thoroughly enjoyable project but I can’t say the same for the 5000-word essay that I am trying to work through.  Over the last four years while studying for my MA in Creative Writing, I’ve learnt so much, but I shan’t be sad to say good bye to academia at the end of September. It will be full steam ahead with creative work, and the first in line will be The Coal Miner’s Son with a target release date of 1st December 2018. Let’s hope I can keep to that as life sometimes has a habit of getting in the way.

So, come October, expect my blog to be busier and watch out for interesting guest features and exciting projects.

That’s all for now folks…


4 thoughts on “Pack up your bags…

  1. amber562 August 10, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Excellent blog X Elizabeth B Eastwood, BA Hons, MSc Sussex, FCCA, Dip LCW, MA Brighton


  2. Angela Petch August 10, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Good luck, Patricia! I recently attended the RNA Writers’ Conference and it really enthused me. I’m also hoping our first Write Away in Tuscany week will stimulate everybody who attends. I hope you have a really fulfilling time at Swanwick.


  3. Patricia M Osborne August 10, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    Thank you, Angela. Perhaps you can be enticed to come along to Swanwick one year. I imagine the RNA Writers’ Conference was fabulous, and I am sure that your first Write Away in Tuscany will be a complete success. I think writers are stimulated by being around each other. So wonderful to chat about writing and everyone thinks you’re normal.


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