a visit by poet and author geoff le pard

so today we go live with the Sincerest Form Of Poetry, my new book and Vivienne at Dragons Rule Ok! has asked me some questions about my poetry writing experience. Do visit and rummage about at her delightful blog.

Dragons Rule OK. V.M.Sang (author)

Today I welcome Geoff LePard. Geoff has a new book of poetry out today.

Hi, Geoff. I am pleased to have you visit. First, a few questions.

Why do you write?

It’s a bit trite to say because I have to, but there is some truth in that. I guess we writers all discover our urge to write at different times and in different ways.
For me, it never occurred to me that it could be a pleasure, until I took a course at Marlborough summer school in 2006. The course was ‘Write a ten minute radio play in a week’.
The woman who ran the course was a piece of work—all her lessons were exampled with extracts from her books which she tried to flog us—but she did teach things like show don’t tell, character traits, dialogue and narrative arc. It also became apparent that it was fun to…

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About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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4 Responses to a visit by poet and author geoff le pard

  1. Congratulations, Geoff

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  2. Norah says:

    Great interview, Geoff. Congratulations on your new book.

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