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 four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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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