Over the years, I've had many favourite super heroes. Real or fiction, I've been fortunate to come across many - at home, work, play, in newspapers, fiction, non fiction and history books.
One of my favourite super hero is my mother aka Big Momma or Ma or Mummy. She is super and a hero. It's nice to have accessible real life heroes - you can phone and just natter for hours on end and they will listen. They will help pick up after you, follow you to places, support you, encourage you. At times also pay for you even though they don't need to. Tidy up after you. Be there for you. Help you. Inspire you. A real hero not a fragment of the imagination. That's why Ma is my super hero, she is super and a hero.
Faber Editing Course
I attended the first session last week, and it was very thoughtful and interesting. No editing as such, it was more about thinking about genres. The tutor is extremely good. I went in expecting a whole load of notes and handouts. She also spoke about how the course would progress and gave some non-writing tasks for next week. I went in with one idea about my book, and after doing some of the tasks, I changed it so so far so good, an excellent start. It's interesting because I've been set on some ideas for years, and suddenly just after a session, my horizon has broaden and I'm thinking more about the bigger picture in terms of where my writing fits in. So I'm looking forward to next week.