Ask ten brewers how to brew beer and get eleven opinions. Ask ten brewers – get eleven opinions. As a brewer and a writer and a one-time writer on brewing, I have always been fascinated by the truth of this brewers’ paradigm. More interesting is applying the idea to other creative areas, such as writing … Continue reading How to write your novel – Ask a brewer!
Another daft portrayal of mighty Brünnhilde. A night to remember – Wagner – Will It Never End? The Ring Cycle, – full name ‘the Ring of the Nibelungen,’ finished its Gateshead run and made that night in 2016, one to remember. Sixteen hours of drama spread over four nights, two long intervals each night – … Continue reading The Ring Cycle – will it never end?
The news is full articles about increased suicide rates. (France24 – lead article). I decided to act. Around 30 years ago, I wrote a novella on the impact of poverty and isolation on mental health. After a thorough revision I asked beta reader friend for an opinion. She has come back from addiction, prostitution and … Continue reading Keeping sane – lockdown trauma
Lift the fog of deception This is quite a controversial title, but I don’t expect to get sued. I’ve just seen an advert on Instagram for an IPA (PA = pale ale), which was clearly a brown beer. I’ve seen a stout with an OG of 1040, and bought a porter, so sweet one couldn’t … Continue reading Breweries, Supermarket Shelves and Marketing Deception?
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