Category: Author Interview

  • Croeso – Welcome

    Croeso – Welcome

    NOTE: THIS SITE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REDESIGNED SO MAY BE A BIT WONKY What’s it all about then? No one’s got a clue really, but we try to do our best. This website exists to display a bit of one person’s attempts to do their best. When I say ‘best’ I’m not […]

  • A lazy writer?

    A lazy writer?

    What it is see, is that I’m a lazy writer. No, it’s true, I know that I could work much harder and craft every sentence, every paragraph, every chapter, every verse, every simile or metaphor into something that is entirely professional and rock solid. No, I could, I really could do it – every time. […]

  • It’s a compromise

    It’s a compromise

  • Ramble – Podcast

    Ramble – Podcast

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  • It’s a collage

    It’s a collage

    It’s a collage, that’s what it is, it’s a coll-fucking-age

  • writer or painter?

    if I don’t paint I can’t write, in fact if I don’t paint I lose the plot . . . it takes a while, months, sometimes longer, but here it comes again . . . sorry, got to go and paint . . . if anything decent comes out of my forthcoming painting session I’ll […]

  • Random Words of Today Podcast

    Random Words of Today Podcast

    Random Words of Today ***** and while we’re at it, this is another little random podcast from the other day it’s called RE: Tories Left Right etc. ***** and yet another recoded just an hour or so ago this one is Art Light Love Universe ***** Related Posts:Podcast, September 10th 2022 – Sorrow

  • Damn Ants

    Damn Ants

    An extract from ‘To Me’ Damn Ants June 10th, 2006 I had one of those writerly moments earlier; you know, when you have a brilliant idea for a piece of writing; something clever and insightful, something entertaining and wise, something beautiful and exciting, and all encapsulated in the same simple concept. The words blossomed in […]

  • about Busted and Crime and Coffee etc.mp3

    about Busted and Crime and Coffee etc.mp3

    just another rambling podcast partly about the book launch of Busted the other day

  • Me and some of my mates

    Me and some of my mates

    Me and some of my mates

  • The Imaginary Man

    The Imaginary Man

    Excerpt from Work in Progress Novel “The Flying Boy” Also a version in the Novel “To Me” You used to think you were especially gifted at school – this is because in your immediate circle of family and friends you were tagged as the brightest and cleverest. It was never true, but you suppose you […]

  • Interjection

    Interjection

    (Interjection on Wednesday November 18th 2015 – as I’m typing this into a Word document ready to be copied into the book that this will end up in. The interjection is this – is it possible that an intelligent person could practise a skill – say, like writing, for decades, and write countless words until […]

  • The Hidden Manifesto

    The Hidden Manifesto

    From the book “To Me” The Hidden Manifesto. Premise: Most of what everyone does is unnecessary and harmful. Stop doing what is unnecessary Abolish money Grow or forage for your own food Cook your own food Make your own clothes Build your own shelters Help each other to do this Have fun Use or abuse […]

  • Podcast: Our Precious World

    Podcast: Our Precious World

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  • Old Heads Podcasts

    Old Heads Podcasts

    Me and a mate chatting – some people think it’s a bit funny – it’s a lot more than that . . . . . Click the pic to hear the Old Heads podcasts on the Tafftown website

  • Marking an event

    Marking an event

    Last Saturday, December 8th 2018, along with Dafydd Wyn Roberts, I held an event at the Apothecary in Cardiff. They have a lovely little caff at the back of their shop. Dafydd played 4 songs accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar, and I read three excerpts from my novels. It went like this – Song-Reading-Song-Reading-Song-Reading-Song […]

  • Call me a novelist

    Call me a novelist

    (This is a personal note to myself – please ignore.) I’m a writer. There’s no doubt about that, as you would see if you bothered to explore my website. It’s mostly about writing and most of it has been written – by me of course. Problem is ‘writer’ is too wide a term to be […]

  • Old Heads at the Apothecary Cardiff

    Old Heads at the Apothecary Cardiff

  • Cannabis is so much stronger than it was in the sixties?

    Cannabis is so much stronger than it was in the sixties?

    Cannabis is so much stronger than it was in the sixties? Short answer is: No, cannabis is not so much stronger than it was in the sixties. How do I know? Easy, I was there then and I’m here now. I started smoking cannabis on April 20th 1968 when I was sixteen. They say that […]

  • A random bit of live writing (Feb 2016)

    A random bit of live writing (Feb 2016)

    How do you choose which bits of your life to focus on when you write or attempt to write some kind of autobiography like this? What are the criteria? Hmm. I suppose it depends on who you are writing to – yes – because when you write, or at least when I write, I have […]