Welcome to the Nearly Project

How do you feel about the things you’ve nearly done in your life? Do you feel bitter regrets or blessed relief? Which close shaves and near misses do you remember, and who do you tell about those quirky / sad / funny / dramatic / bad / odd things that didn’t quite happen to you?

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Nearlyologists Dr Freya Seward, Gregory Carraday and songwriter Jamie gather examples of ‘Nearlies’ which they help people to acknowledge and celebrate, turn into actions or dissolve into the Nearlyverse. If a Nearly Story of your own springs to mind, I’d love to read it, put it on this site – and maybe into my transmedia novel of Nearlyology, WHAT DIDN’T QUITE.

On this site you’ll also find the Nearly Manifesto, the latest Nearlies gathered, and our growing archive of nearlies, read The Nearly News for more on Nearly events and the novel as it grows; hear a podcast introducing the story of Carraday, Freya and Jamie, hear the Ifso Band’s Nearly Songs and extracts from the whole novel, find other writings of mine, and read The Nearly Blog.

Thanks,

Chris & The Ifso

NEARLYOLOGY is an IFSO PRESS PRODUCTION, supported by IF:BOOK UK

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Carraday, Freya and Jamie. Puppets by Bee Peak

PLEASE send me your Nearly Stories. We reserve the right to put donated Nearlies onto the website and use them in Nearlyological publications. If you’d like to be credited, please let us know, otherwise Nearlies will remain anonymous.