The exercises which Janis sets her students seem designed to draw out deep, sunken images and memories of the kind that lend themselves generously to a wide range of creative writing possibilities. Some deep wells were plumbed this morning, but the Blogger’s lips are sealed. Try it for yourself!
The air fairly tinkled with literary chit-chat, at Janis’s meet-the –reader and book-signing session at Linton Books, West Linton’s cosy and delightfully independent answer to The Great Beast, Amazon. May they survive to cock a snook at the giants forever.
Janis, by the way, is in London on Friday, giving story-telling lessons to Barclay’s Bankers! Talk about selling coals to Newcastle! The Blogger thought the bankers had been telling the rest of us stories for years now.
This left time, regrettably, for only a flying visit to The Hub, where Sophie Bancroft and her band were playing to a seriously full house. Mmmm...nice. Mellow enough to leave the car and float all the way home to.