Essays on landscape and writing.
There are good reasons why your first draft should be bad.
An excellent collection of writing advice.
I don’t buy claims that paintings are more accurate than photographs, and novels more truthful than factual writing.
In which I unwittingly mimic my hero with the aid of an old chopping board.
Charles Darwin’s approach to book-writing went through four key stages…
There are important elements of writing that feel like skiving.
The best essayists use seemingly trivial, original examples to illustrate recurring themes of personal importance.
Artistic licence in factual writing doesn’t include making stuff up.
Fact and fiction are discrete things, not parts of a continuum.
On the undefinitiveness (I made that word up) of factual writing. Plus some cool links and book recommendations.
The best way to find out if you understand something is to write about it.