6/7/14 Hugo Williams said “if you can’t write good poetry then you can’t write good prose.” I been writing poetry since I was thirty learning the craft – voice, lines, stanzas, how to make a good title, meter (although I’m only really bothered about this if the line doesn’t flow) and rhyme – the different forms and their qualities, and reading lots of poems. I’m eager to start writing some fiction. I’ve had a story in my mind for some years so I started to draft an outline which turned into an outline for four novels, which gives me something to aim for. I say outline because I know that words have a way of taking things over and I’m sure that the characters I’ll be writing about will want some changes, and there’s the plot itself. The unexpected will happen. I’m all set to go. I have some Dragon software to turn my words into text and I’ve been dreaming about the book. But something is always holding me back from starting, illness (shingles took a month to get over), something on television (the World Cup, Wimbledon), family matters but mainly fear that the words won’t come and it’ll be rubbish.