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Name Neil Nixon
User Name Neil Nixon
Home Page www.neilnixon.com
Birthday 12/09/1959
Specialism Various
Groups Radio   Creative Writing Teachers Group  
Location South East
Interests Non-fiction, scripts, workshops
Profile Published author with 23 varied books. Founder and leader of UK`s first full-time Higher Education course in Professional Writing. Scriptwriter, journalist and lecturer. Also a lot more fun than the stark list of facts above would suggest. Web site at www.neilnixon.com.

Published Works

  Neil Nixon's   Singin' The Blues is published . (Available Now)
  • A 'Fever Pitch' for the ordinary football fan and the longest love letter I'll ever write. Basically the ups and downs of decades following Carlisle United. 'Excellent, bloody excellent, by turns; hilarious, tragic and chillingly honest.&#

  •   Neil Nixon's (a.k.a. Neil Nixon (editor), Jenny Dunlop (artist))   Dreams Wander On is published . (Available Now)
  • A collection of writings by patients and carers at The Heart of Kent Hospice. The result of an innovative and life-affirming project run between 2005 and 2006.

  •   Neil Nixon's   Pocket Essential; Creative Writing is published . (Available Now)
  • An accessible little primer on all aspects of Creative Writing. Adopted widely by classes including adult education and specialist groups. I know because I get e-mails from everyone from housewives to convicted criminals, most of them praising the book!

  •   Neil Nixon's (a.k.a. Stanley Manly)   Workington Dynamo is published . (Available Now)
  • Full-on fist, football and - occasional - f***ing action in seventies West Cumbria. Young Dougie Grimton dreams of being in with the right crowd, inside his buxom cousin Kerry and proving himself where it really counts....in a fight! Greyhounds are kidnap

  •   Neil Nixon's   Blueseason 2007/2008 is published . (Available Now)
  • This is the story of a season in which Carlisle United made history. Starting with the first Carlisle player in forty years to make an international appearance, working its way through three managers, taking in a record breaking run of home wins and endin

  •   Neil Nixon's   How to Get a Break as a Writer is published . (Available Now)
  • A genuine tell-it-like-it-is account of the things people need to do to get a break. Interviews with everyone from open mic poets to best-selling authors, and practical advice on how to make the business work for you. Author Neil Nixon has published 20 bo

  •   Neil Nixon's (a.k.a. Neil Nixon with Thom Nixon)  Non-fiction: popular music 500 Albums You Won't Believe...Until You Hear Them is published by Gonzo Multimedia. (Available Now)
  • Co-authored round up of some of the strangest, most cultish and criminally overlooked long-players in the history of popular music.

  • Latest Work

    Ballrooms of Mars by Neil Nixon Word Count: 3023
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    Short (15 min) radio play, completed for Oneword Radio before their demise. 
    23 Feb 2008

    Five One Minute Plays by Neil Nixon Word Count: 2412
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    Some sixty second play ideas I worked on this year. I like these but I'm not sure where to pitch them. Any ideas would be welcome. 
    13 Sep 2006

    To Jordan II by Neil Nixon Word Count: 2489
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    A short story; about a rock musician but also about the battle to create any artistic work of merit. I tried structuring it like a song verse/chorus a couple of times, middle eight, verse/chorus and fade. 
    9 Feb 2006




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