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I've just been on a week-long residential writing course run by the Arvon Foundation. This is the scenery, or some of it - for more, click the photo to go to my flickr stream. It's a little embarassing, but I was so enamoured of the surroundings, I forgot to take pictures of any of the other participants. Well, I live in London, I can see people any time. Some of the same ones, I hope, since many of them are from London too.
I found a story out in the woods and brought it home with me. (Actually, I thought it was going to be a nice little well-behaved short story. But when I got it back to the house, it turned out to be more of a novella, and I'm not at all sure it won't be a novel in the end. You have to watch what you feed these things.)
And I know how to fix the book I was revising back in June, and what's wrong with one of my short stories.
The tutors were Adam Roberts and Justina Robson, whose books I highly recommend.