Your writing course at Arvon, Lumb Bank
Hello – I’m John-Paul. I’m one of the teachers at the Arvon course you signed up for in November.
The other teacher is my brilliant and prize-winning friend Alice Jolly.
We’re also privileged to have Amy Liptrot joining us.
I recorded this video to give you a sense of who I am, and as promised in the video I’m putting here a few links to my work, so you can read it if you like. No obligation (obviously).
Probably the best book to give you an overall sense of me as I am today is my latest – a novel:
It includes a certain amount about HOW I wrote it – quite an unusual process.
I’ve also co-written a practical workbook for people who want to tell their family story, with my wife (another journalist):
(In both cases, you can find out more by clicking on the picture.)
By their nature, the stories I write about families for newspapers tend to be a bit bleak.
For something that focuses on the domestic without being dark, you might want to read a chapter I wrote for a book published just this week (20 Oct 2017).
I’ve created a PDF, so you can print it off and read at leisure:
Now, please leave a comment in the box below, telling me where you are in your writing career, and what you want to get out of the course.
PS.> I’m serious! I’d love to hear from you. Pop a comment in the box now. It won’t appear on Facebook (unless you choose that option).