Entries tagged "nature writing"
Today marks the start of the writing of a new book. And what better way to celebrate it, than by procrastinating!
As writers go, I try hard to keep myself towards the more disciplined end of the scale. I lock myself in my shepherd's hut with a hot drink and then emerge, blinking and mole-like about two hours later for another brew before the cycle repeats itself.
The problem is that I write about the outdoors and nature and there is a window in the shepherd's hut. What peculiar conspiracy is it that…
There was a 'mini-review' of the book in yesterday's Sunday Times Culture section's seasonal selection of the books of 2010. Here it is in its entirety:‘The best nature writing changes the way you experience the world. Tristan Gooley’s The Natural Navigator will teach you how to find your way using not just the moon, sun and stars but spider’s webs, tennis courts and even ruts on a track. He throws in entertaining anecdotes from the history of navigation and from his own impressive Atlantic journeys, but really he’s giving you an addictive hobby, and a newly refined sense…
The third Condry Festival, 'Nature and Outdoor Writing at its Finest', took place on Saturday at the Tabernacl in Machynlleth, Wales. I was honoured to be invited to speak and it was a wonderful opportunity to spend some time in the company of those whose passion and dedication to understanding the natural world have set them apart. I listened to talks by Jack Grasse, Ian Wright, Jim Perrin, John Fanshawe and Andrew McNeillie. I learned a very great deal and enjoyed the process hugely.
Machynlleth is the right size for a small town and it holds some peculiar…