Monthly Archives: November 2013

Silk in the workhouse

In Victorian workhouses, inmates were often given work related to the domestic task of running the workhouse and feeding (and perhaps clothing) the inmates.  Where there were more inmates than could be

Freespeaking – say what you know

Writing is not an activity that comes naturally to anyone.  Unlike speaking, we need to be taught to write – and then need tools in order to be able to carry out

Freewriting – use it to unblock, or to argue with yourself

Freewriting is advocated by many people, and by many universities, as a way of overcoming the dreaded writer’s block.  Some go so far as suggesting that it is a good way to

Time to start writing

I am only a few weeks into this research project and with five and three-quarter years to go, I feel as if I am already several weeks behind.  Time to start writing.