Category Archives: Inspiration

Where do you find your joy?

Hello friend! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? When I put my novel on pause to clear my head in May I didn’t think I’d be away for so long, and sometimes life takes us down the road less travelled … Continue reading

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“The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it…” George R R Martin

“The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is… But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don’t know how many branches it’s going to have, they find out as it grows.”

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“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?” – Lewis Carroll

It’s been another tough year hasn’t it? Covid has now entered the circle of people I know. My family and my home are still safe, but it’s threat feels louder at the door. My heart goes out to all those … Continue reading

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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” – George Orwell, 1984

This month I’ve been getting more and more interested in understanding the process of writing and making art, in the hope of understanding myself and being more comfortable with how I work. When I moved from directing to playwriting I … Continue reading

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Out & About: Have you seen Ivy Davies?

As soon as she mentioned the glow-in-the-dark star stickers she had me. I was transported back to being about 12 and sticking my own glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling of my bedroom because I was afraid of the dark. Ivy … Continue reading

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The future is mine

The more and more I write the more it feels like creating collage rather than writing a story. When I was first writing plays I wrote them from beginning to end, but now, yes, I start working on the central … Continue reading

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Escaping the ice-lock

Or how I’ve been panicking about not writing anything new… I had so many goals this year: I was going to put the final touches to Godless Monsters, I was going to finish the new play I’d started last year and … Continue reading

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So what story are you writing? #allwritingisrewriting #writingtips

All writing is rewriting. It’s what they say but it’s also a truth about the writing process and I believe you can’t be a successful writer unless you enjoy the simple process of getting down words on the page and then … Continue reading

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Are all stories really the same? And does a female character have to be likeable? #NewYearNewPlay #WritingTips

Are you kick starting your year with a new creative project? I’m starting 2016 with rewriting. I’m taking a shorter project and making it longer, with the help of a director to make sure I’m making sense (and with the … Continue reading

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