The Writing Journal #15

Three Dave’s walk into a room and sit down at a laptop. Nope, it’s not the start of the joke that will relaunch my stand-up career (yet), nor indeed my homage to James McAvoy in Split/Glass. It’s the way this week has felt as Past, Present and Future Dave have all showed up to contribute … Continue reading The Writing Journal #15

The Writing Journal #10

There’s a change in the air this week, and not because Christmas, or indeed winter, is coming. When I first started the Writing Journal in September, I was in the midst of writing two very different projects, and the targets I was setting myself were designed to keep these chugging along towards my year-end goal … Continue reading The Writing Journal #10

The Writing Journal #8

Before I start the blog proper this week, I want to take a moment to pause and reflect on yesterday’s Armistice Centenary. Across the country, and indeed around the world, the centenary was marked in a dignified, poignant and heartfelt manner that I found to be genuinely moving and thought-provoking. Closer to home, our local … Continue reading The Writing Journal #8

The Writing Journal #5

To say it’s been a wet and windy weekend in my neck of the woods would be somewhat of an understatement! As a Welshman, I’ve seen my fair share of drizzle over the years but Storm Callum has been on another level, quite literally if you look at the rivers around me. I can count … Continue reading The Writing Journal #5

Back to School. Back to Work. Back to Writing!

The heatwave is well and truly over. The nights are beginning to draw in. Summer is at an end. But never fear because September is here and that can be just as exciting! I’ve always found September to be a time for fresh starts. Probably because I’m still a big kid and mentally slip into … Continue reading Back to School. Back to Work. Back to Writing!

A Belated New Year’s Message…

First of all, I would like to wish all of you reading this a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year whilst I still have a chance. I know it’s unusual to wish such things on 3rd January but I decided to take a step back from work this festive period and allow myself some … Continue reading A Belated New Year’s Message…

Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The…Volcano?

Ok, you may be wondering why any sane person would be cooking on the edge of a volcano. It seems pretty daft and there are certainly easier ways to fry your eggs (not a euphemism). Fact is though, that’s the only way I can truly sum up how it felt for me to take the … Continue reading Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The…Volcano?

Fear and Intimidation in Hollywood and Beyond…

It seems you can barely go a day at the moment without a new revelation about Harvey Weinstein and the awful abuse of his power within Hollywood. Sexual harassment, no matter how it manifests is disgusting and has no place in any walks of life. It is sad to think that point still needs to … Continue reading Fear and Intimidation in Hollywood and Beyond…