First of all, happy new year. I hope you’re making plenty of exciting plans and working out how you’re going to put them into action. I know that’s what I’ve been doing.

One plan I have for 2015 is to start sharing more of what I make and write. Inspired by one of my favourite books of last year, Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work, I feel like it would do me good to publish more of what I’m up to.

I love reading about other writers’ habits and processes. I’m in the middle of writing my second novel, but I’d also like to lift my head and share with the world. I don’t find it useful to write in isolation. I used to write and share more. I’d like to do that again.

So let’s start with the Christmas card I made for my wife, which was also inspired by Austin Kleon, this time his blackout poetry. Christmas cards are always rubbish, aren’t they? This (last) year, I wanted to make something better, something worth keeping. So I made my first blackout poem.

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