In this never ending struggle to get words onto paper we have to celebrate the small wins when they happen. So...yay me, I've finally finished that short fiction piece I was supposed to have published back in November. (Admittedly, I did have a data-loss meltdown that made me question my whole existential being and philosophy on … Continue reading Five golden nuggets for writers to take-away!
I always enjoyed creative writing at primary school, but I think it was Basic Instinct that made we want to be a writer for real. (That kinda sounds like we regularly watched soft porn/ murder flicks at school. We didn't. It was only some of the time!) For anyone who hasn't seen the film, Catherine … Continue reading I think Basic Instinct made me want to be a writer…
If you're reading this you're probably one of those sensible people who didn't get their retinas fried risking a glimpse at a rare astrological miracle this morning. Could be you didn't take much notice of the solar eclipse, or didn't have the right weather conditions to get a decent view. Maybe in the weird husky … Continue reading Gazing into the abyss
When it comes to writing, most of the time I'm like this guy... which in the business is commonly known as procrastination!!! And then when I finally get down to it, I have so many projects on the go I'm like this when I finally fire up the computer... And after combing that dessert you call your … Continue reading My writerly life according to Spaceballs the Movie
Let me start out by saying my knowledge of American Football is pretty minimal. That said, I used to have one of these... ... but I loaned it to a girl until she dumped me and kept the hat (which, incidentally, I still want back, if you're reading this!!!) . There was a time in … Continue reading A Lame Attempt to Understand the Superbowl
It’s official (because I have that authority) - January is the most depressing month of the year. Christmas is disappearing fast in the rear view mirror and most people are too skint to take advantage of the sales. Summer is ages away - and we’re lucky if any of those resolutions that began with such … Continue reading January Sucks
I think I need a time machine... Not for evil. And not because I'm a cyborg tasked with assassinating the future leader of the human resistance. I don't even plan on going far (I couldn't live with myself if I caused one of those time paradoxes Doc Brown was forever warning Marty McFly about). And … Continue reading “Wait, I forgot to put the crystals in…”
Apparently it's a new year, but having succumbed to a seasonal bout of man-flu it kind of passed me by. However, in the spirit of newness and all things shiny, I've decided to pep-up my blog rather than consign it to the bottom of the cupboard with the neon spandex and lava lamps (and all those Christmas presents we thought … Continue reading New Year Rebootenanny