/ NEW ARTICLE: Andy Kirkpatrick talks about Psychovertical
You can ask Andy questions in a Premier Post: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=311300
In this article he answers some questions about his new book Psychovertical; How he made the transition from magazine writer to author, what his plans are for the future and which other climbing authors he rates...
Unbelievable!! I can't wait for this book. I've had it pre-ordered since it came out on Amazon back in early May or so. I'm sure it will be excellent. Especially if the writings in his psychovertical blog are anything to go by.
Looking forward to it Andy!!
>it can effect the whole structure
>How did this effect your climbing?
>how this effects other
Affect! NOT effect
"were as the next book deals with how this effects others"
At least his editors will earn their money. Andy's spelling has always been atrocious, particularly on his website.
I guess Jack Geldard deliberately left these errors in the UKC interview to give us the authentic experience of the man himself and not some sanitised hagiography?
Dyslexic, n'est pa? Hence, forgiveable.
Yes, I do realise that, but if he can get most of it right then he can go back over it and get the rest right, non? It's the professional face of his writing ability. It's not some hurriedly scribbled down piece of rubbish, surely? Like one of my UKC posts.
He also wrote one of the best pieces of writing I've ever read on climbing, for Climb a couple of years ago. About the small joys you appreciate upon returning from a climb.
I do look forward to the book.
> ........n'est pa?.......
Actually no. It's difficult to understand but you can re-read the piece however many times, spelling still elude you. It's like your brain did not bother read exactly what is written because it recognises the "shape" of the word or the overall meaning of teh sentence. If I want to be squeeky clean with my spelling, I need to re-read what I write backward word by word so it looses its meaning and I can focus on the word. Mind, my dyslexia is only very slight...
See what I mean?
> See what I mean?
I certainly do. Fair enough. Though what you describe happens to all of us, or at least to me. Am I mildly dyslexic? I was top of my class in Year 3 for spelling, you do realise!
And as for using a spellchecker function in word processing programs?
I look forward to reading your book Andy, it sounds a good 'un.
Well I was bottom 2 in spelling while being top 5 in grammar maths etc. It what I'm talkinga bout goes beyond not paying attention. And as a kid is a right pain.
Very good point. Am also looking forward to the book. If it's anything like it's talks, should be top.
Email for Amazon this morning to say its been despatched. So hopefully I'll get it tomorrow.
Got mine yesterday, and glad to have it (restarting this morning at 'Pitch 1 New Dawn'!) as I sit watching the Lochaber rain and wondering whether it's going to dry up enough for some climbing this weekend.
Just finished it - an outstanding read, honest and personal. I couldn't put it down. I hope it wins the BoardmanTasker.
Half way through it, really good :o)
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