cover Themself by James KempToday is publication day for my latest book Themself – Confessions of an open university creative writing student. As the sub-title suggests it is about my experience of studying creative writing with the OU. Although Themself goes further than that and includes the things I’ve learnt from my experience of writing, studying and self publishing.

Themself – Confessions of an open university creative writing student

You’ll find some of the content in Themself here on the blog, but only about half of it. You’ll also find that I’ve edited it since I first published it on the blog. Although I’ve tried hard to keep to the original character of the contemporary blog posts about how I was feeling. The bits I’ve updated are where I’m summarising what I’ve learnt.

There is also a lot of new material. All of the stories and poems I wrote are included, including a couple I didn’t submit and my end of module assessment. There are also some of the writing exercises that I did to help shape settings and characters. So while this isn’t a how to write book you can still learn a lot from it. This is especially true of the post study lessons from self publishing.

Reviewers Wanted for Themself

If you would like to read the book and then tell the world what you think of it please let me know. I will send you a free copy in exchange for an honest review on amazon. Either send me an email (james AT this domain), or leave a comment.


PS some links to where you can get the book.