Burnout ~ A Poem

As it’s Stress Awareness week and also Bonfire Night, I thought I’d do my part in raising awareness by writing a poem about burning out. It’s something that I, like I’m sure many of you, have experienced and are familiar with. But as a writer, I had a helpful outlet and turned to my writing…

The Silent Prison ~ A Flash Fiction Story

The Silent Prison He’s languishing in there. I can feel it. I don’t need to see him to know how he feels, just looking at those God forsaken walls are enough. What do I do? Cross the road and walk through those wrought iron gates, with my head held high, back stiff and lips pouting…

Flirting With Flash Fiction

Instastory Just Got Real. Literally. A few months ago, I was walking around London, turned a corner and came face to face with this amazing building. I snapped a picture and immediately shared it on my Instagram, like most people in my generation. And like most writers, the cogs in my imagination started whirring and…

The Candyman ~ A Poem

A little something I scribbled down for Halloween. Stay safe kids! The Candyman Many years ago, one Halloween A man laughed with his son. His spirit was high, his mind adrift, Unaware that tonight, he’d be done.   From house to house they ventured, Arms all laden with sweets. A fun evening spent together, Through…

Blog To Life!

I’m back! At last. I know it’s been a while, lovely readers. I’m finally taking this blog off life support and will do my utmost, to treat it with the care and devotion that I did when I first started this. So much is actually going on in my writing career at the moment, and…

Beverly Hills Baby!

Day 2 Part 1  – August 1st 2016 Yes, I’m splitting Day 2 into two parts because there’s so much to cover! Rodeo Drive So, Rodeo Drive. It’s the main shopping district of LA. The Regent Street of Beverly Hills. If you’re a fashionista then you’ll already know – any brand name that’s not gracing…

LA: The City of Angels ~ Arrival

Day 1 – July 31st 2016 Arrival LAX. You see it all the time, imprinted in your subconscious from movies, or magazines. You’ve seen  A- D listers waltzing down the terminals as if they’ve just walked off a catwalk as supposed to a 12hr flight. We stopped off in LA for two days as a pit…

The Beach House Diaries ~ Building The Dream House

  Thursday, June 2nd 2016 Day 3  – Building The Dream House After an intense few months of writing, re-writing, editing and re-editing, not to mention the mother of all merry-go-round of casting changes, rehearsals for the staged reading of my play The Beach House, was finally upon us.  An idea I had come up with in…

The Beach House Diaries ~ The Anatomy of Editing

  May 5th 2016 Day 2 – The Anatomy of Editing Editing is like surgery, anatomy to be more specific. Before you laugh, just hear me out. When you cut a line or two, it may seem like nothing… but then when you realise, that one line actually carried a really important part of the…

The Beach House Diaries ~ The Read Through

I’m back! And oh boy do I have a lot to share! Okay so, I’ve been getting a lot of messages from you guys on Twitter and email, asking me about this whole process. And I know that a lot of you really are thinking about venturing into this world or are just very curious…