The Real World

I've been focused on the day job and have now qualified as an emergency call handler after a few weeks of work and a training course with certification. Art is a support system for life, and although the writing is a massive part of me, I am a firm believer in the value of working … Continue reading The Real World


Home is a person

I won't miss the quiet Squalor But my friends are with me Discarded the things Which didn't give me joy Always travelled light But it is a great leap forward But I'm not so much landing As ascending She makes me want to be better In a way that Resists the weak parts And I've … Continue reading Home is a person

Image:¬† It was about momentum, trying to lift the weight of my process against the resistance of anxiety and depression. These times are when all the bland, fat days of getting it done reap their reward. It isn't about external validation, or money in the bank a lot of the time. You do things that … Continue reading

Two Pages (30/09/16)

The two pages for Lawful Evil have kicked off the next crisis. It is about a slow reveal, the circumstances surrounding an event more than the event itself. I was tempted to have my protagonist force herself into the scene but it felt a little histrionic, so I went with delaying things a little bit. … Continue reading Two Pages (30/09/16)

Here Before

The reality of parenting is not just a fear of failure but also a fear of projection. In her own childhood, Nicola had dreamed about the relics and dinosaur bones of the British Museum, the cool rarefied glamour had underpinned her planning for this trip. The kids though were less than enthused. Cain said that … Continue reading Here Before

Create Your Own Religion by Daniele Bolelli

Synopsis: CREATE YOUR OWN RELIGION is a call to arms -- an open invitation to question all the values, beliefs and worldviews that humanity has so far held as sacred in order to find the answers we need to the very practical problems facing us. Writer, philosopher and professor of comparative religion, Daniele Bolelli, leads … Continue reading Create Your Own Religion by Daniele Bolelli