The Writing Journal

The Writing Journal #24

It’s going to be a rather brief visit to the Writing Journal this week, which may disappoint some of my dear readers but will probably also be a relief to some more! Having started the week with the confidence that I would still be able to do some work towards this month’s targets, despite a … Continue reading The Writing Journal #24

The Writing Journal #23

The Birthday Bandwagon rolled through town this past week, bringing with it presents aplenty, delicious cake, and a brand-new buddy for my writing desk… It was great to be able to switch off from work and spend some quality time with my really rather wonderful friends and family. It can sometimes be quite difficult to … Continue reading The Writing Journal #23

The Writing Journal #22

It’s a well-worn saying in life that “it’s not what you know, but who you know” that determines your success in a whole range of fields. Whilst this is often used as a rallying cry against nepotism and social elitism, there is also a more pragmatic truth at the heart of this that can sometimes … Continue reading The Writing Journal #22

The Writing Journal #21

March has always been one of my favourite months of the year. Part of that may be due to the fact that my birthday falls nicely in the middle of it, but also because it is the start of Spring and feels like a turning point in the year. There are many things I like … Continue reading The Writing Journal #21

The Writing Journal #20

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees at this years Oscars ceremony. Despite all the controversies and hype in the run up to the event (celebrating cinema without cinematography – really?), I thought the show itself was solidly entertaining and worked well without a host (although, I must admit, I was still grateful that … Continue reading The Writing Journal #20

The Writing Journal #19

We all know the adage “time flies when you’re having fun”. Well, apparently, time also flies when you’re evaluating your career path, as the last seven days have raced past without me realising until my calendar handily reminded me that it was Writing Journal Monday! Whether this means we can now equate “career evaluations” with … Continue reading The Writing Journal #19

The Writing Journal #18

A huge and hearty congratulations to all the winners and nominees at last night’s BAFTA Awards. I was pleased to finally catch The Favourite last week, and even more delighted to say that all of its wins last night were richly and thoroughly deserved; especially Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz who, alongside the equally wonderful … Continue reading The Writing Journal #18