The Writing Journal #38

What a weekend it’s been! Anyone who’s a fan of sport (and, I’d wager, quite a few who aren’t as well) would have been blown away by the quite phenomenal performances on display across a number of sports around the UK yesterday. Lewis Hamilton outright breaking the record for the most wins at Silverstone; Roger … Continue reading The Writing Journal #38

The Writing Journal #37

Sometimes, writing sucks! You can sit for hours on end, days at a time, weeks into months, staring at the screen or into your hands, roaring with frustration as nothing seems to work. You can’t think what to write, or if you have the luxury of having ideas, they don’t make sense, or if they … Continue reading The Writing Journal #37

The Writing Journal #36

There it is. The party train rolls into July, and with a snap of the fingers, half of humanity…sorry, half of 2019 is done and dusted. It’s been a funny six months, with a lot of excitement and promise mixed with a lot of stalls and stutters. I was propelled into January off the back … Continue reading The Writing Journal #36

The Writing Journal #35

There are few feelings better for a writer than coming across a new idea. The rush of giddy excitement as new characters, story worlds and set pieces flash across your mind, propelling you into a mad scramble to capture them all before they disappear into the ether once more. During this time, you don’t have … Continue reading The Writing Journal #35

The Writing Journal #34

I’ve just got back from a weekend of throwing myself off cliffs and down mineshafts. Not because my writing week was that bad, but simply for the fun of it (I hasten to add at this point that it was controlled fun the whole time – only leap from things under the guidance of fully … Continue reading The Writing Journal #34

The Writing Journal #33

It seems there is a glut of phenomenal TV on our screens at the moment.  The Virtues, Years and Years, Ghosts and What We Do in the Shadows to name but a few (before you even begin to add in Big Little Lies, Killing Eve and The Handmaid’s Tale starting back up again the weekend … Continue reading The Writing Journal #33

The Writing Journal #32

At the beginning of May, I was in quite a creatively low place. The preceding months had swept me up in a whirlwind of potential opportunities and exciting projects to get my teeth stuck into, which was fantastic, but for various reasons – funding applications being turned down; collaborators having to switch priorities; projects in … Continue reading The Writing Journal #32