|Ada Cottage Writing|
Ian recently underwent a creative writing course with Birkbeck College in London.
"Remember all the best poets are remembered for:
So I think you've got a massive headstart on the rest of the class!"
- being really grumpy
- trying to shag everything that moves
- being penniless
- being drunks
Johannes Ulph, December 1st 2003
|Internal Dialogue||The Lakes||Old Haunts v1||Old Haunts v2|
|Newbury 96 v1||In Plain Sight||The End of the Affair?||Ruthless|
|Saturday Morning and Friday Night||Final Thoughts v1||The Mask||The Harvest v1|
|Assessment Poem - Red Harvest|
And below are the short stories. These are all presented in Adobe .PDF format, which shouldn't create too many problems these days. All of the stories were subject to a length constraint, although that frequently proved impossible to respect. They've not been revised since they were presented, although there's planty of scope for it. Always the problems with length...
|This story - It's Late - was a characterisation exercise based on a personals advert clipped from Time Out (reproduced at the end of the story).|
|This story - Aqui viene la novia - was another exercise, based on a particular scenario which I can't disclose without spoiling the story.|
|This was the assessment story - Stations and Crossings. It was a last ditch effort and even this version was far too long. Two other stories - Hunting Rabbit and Shooting Russians - were earlier efforts with just too many words. I tried re-working the Russians story a couple of times - version 2 is here.|