Present Tense vs. Past Tense. Which is best?

  It’s a dilemma us writers battle with all too often. We sit down at our computers or notebooks, ready to feel our story pour onto the page when… suddenly.. we don’t know where to begin. Which time to we want to drag our readers into? Past or present? Now or then? You would think…

The House That Jack Built ~ A Short Story

After watching the Nicole Kidman classic, ‘The Others,’ last night on Netflix, I decided to revisit my haunted mind and publish one of my ghost stories on here. I had a little dig through my computer and found this. It was a story I started writing last year, and thought I’d upload one my shorts….

The Graveyard Park

This is an extract from a short story I’ve thrown together for Halloween. It’s inspired by Hackney Park – a park built over an old graveyard. The graves were dug up and re-buried circa 1894. There are headstones lined up against the wall, dating back to the 1700’s. They’re all clumped together in piles. Even…

Thank You Doughnut Productions!

So today has been a week since my play Darkridge by Doughnut Productions opened. It’s been such a roller coaster of a year and this has been the highlight! Later on I’ll talk more about the play and being an official playwright. But right now, I just want to send a massive thank you to…

My Play – Darkridge

I’m very pleased to announce that a play I have written for the amazing Doughnut Productions, is to be performed at 3 Mills Film Studio, Stratford, London, on the 16th and 18th of September. It all started off with an internship for my Masters degree and the two wonderful folk at Doughnut – Kate Austen…

The Porcelain Doll

A snippet from a novel I’m working on. It’s about a young woman struggling with depression and the cultural differences that can affect her treatment. ~~~ I made my mother cry yesterday.I can chalk it down to another ‘bad day.’ But what exactly does that mean? Whenever I suffer through these ‘days,’ I want so…

Book Review – Rant – on ‘The Accident’ by CL Taylor

Good God what an awful book. That’s the first line on my Goodreads review which sums up exactly how I feel about this ‘story.’ I could’ve written more but there simply wasn’t enough characters and I had just cracked open a bottle of Koppaberg to ease my mind away from such a dreary story. So…

I’m A Writer. I am, I am, I am….right?

  Listening to authors read their published work to a captivated, awestruck audience is both inspiring and nerve wrecking as an aspiring writer. Or in my case…a writer. I was at an event with my friend the other day – it was the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club which is basically a huge book club where…