What I’m writing – Trying to make a change

It was definitely an interesting summer. I wouldn’t say good as such. Nothing got written, words were not forthcoming. Life just carried on without a thought about being an author, or a writer, or anything much really. It just kind of carried on. In the middle of August, our big ginger tom (called Thomas) got […]

What I’m writing – when it doesn’t work out

I’ve fallen in love. Again. Not music, nor a person (thank goodness), nor a cat (much to He-Who-Shouts-while-playing-Unreal-Tournament’s delight), but with a mug this time. Yep. A mug Read it. Take it in. Breathe in the reality and depth of those words… printed on A FUCKING MUG. So that’s my new thing – Living the […]

Beautifully indulgent self-doubt.

I’m sat here with my headphones on, listening to some midi (music) files I wrote about ten years ago (TEN YEARS!) and feeling incredibly proud of myself because they aren’t that bad. I’m genuinely surprised they aren’t awful. Even so, listening to the stuff I wrote on the computer all those years ago is an […]

What I’m writing – ResuRection

PPK’s song, ResuRection, was in the charts when I was in my late teens/early twenties (don’t go looking up the year) and I was going through a tough time. I was trying to get my head around what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, as well as simultaneously trying to end […]

What I’m writing – Happy birthday to me

I am old. Well, I’m older today than I was yesterday because today it is my birthday. Yay me. I like to pretend I don’t like people knowing about my birthday but the truth is that I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen for around a month now (maybe possibly longer…) Strangers in the pub, check. […]

What I’m writing – GOALS!

After a spectacular failure to perform last week, I have been compelled to write a post (or at least attempt something) this week. First of all, the last couple of months haven’t bene the most kind for time/inspiration. I have managed to write a (now almost complete) first draft of something in very small bursts […]

What I’m writing – real life people

Last week I coined the term Dabbler for myself and gave you pro tips on how you too could achieve this level of mediocrity. This week, I’m going to give you more of my pro tips – this time about why you shouldn’t base your characters on real life people. Disjointed worlds You’ll create a […]

What I’m writing – To call myself an author

I think of the people around me as authors but the kicker is that in my head, I am not an author. I am a dabbler, a drafter, a scrawler. What I do is so far removed from what real authors do its, well, it’s unreal. Until I can say I have acheieved something with […]