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Richard Heeks’ Family Tree, 1814 to 2014

I started researching into my Heeks ancestors a few years ago, in 2013. I wanted to find out who my great grandfather was. I didn’t even know his name. It seemed strange and a bit pathetic that I couldn’t even … Continue reading

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Discovery Writing and Multiple Dispositions

I have recently completed a PhD on Discovery Writing. Discovery writing is the notion that writers can ‘discover ideas’ as they write. For many writing theorists, the so-called Forster quote exemplifies this sense that speaking, or writing, can constitute thought: … Continue reading

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Soap Bubble Reflections

I photograph soap bubbles. I’ve often thought about writing a blog about how and why I photograph soap bubbles, but I never know where to begin. So I’m just going to leap into talking about reflections here. Soap bubble reflections … Continue reading

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The Perfect Photograph

I watched the BBC’s Genius of Photography series a few weeks ago. Having since read more stuff about photography, I now realise that The Genius of Photography presents what we might call the canon of photography. Like the Western canon … Continue reading

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Discovery Talking

I’m doing a PhD on discovery writing. There are a few definitions of discovery writing, but a major theme is that talking and writing can bring forth new ideas, or give rise to discoveries.  The so-called Forster quote sums up … Continue reading

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Two or Three Kinds of Discovery Writing?!

I’m doing a PhD on Discovery Writing.  I’m noticing that ‘discovery writing’ tends to mean two or three different things.  On US fiction writing blogs, it tends to mean ‘pantsing’, which is to fly by the seat of your pants, … Continue reading

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