Like most writers, I have a day job (or two!).
I teach journalism at Leeds Beckett University and I am programme leader for creative writing with the Open College of the Arts. Something writing and academics have in common, though, is a great love of researching.
And anyone who works in academia will also know the importance of getting that research published in recognised journals.
It's a slow process: all articles have to be peer reviewed and in all cases, that means revisions are required before they can be published.
I'm happy to say that my article on Commoners Choir has just been published by the Journal of Language and Politics. For anyone interested in campaigning choirs, or unusual forms of journalism, this may be of interest - so I've attached it here as a PDF.