I’ve been showing off again in front of a paying audience. This time it was a serious play (a world premiere, no less) of an account of Sir Isaac Newton’s time at the Royal Mint and his less than scrupulous methods of prosecuting an elusive master counterfeiter. Continue reading Thespian Japery pt 2
I joined a writers’ group at the start of 2016 but it needs a kick up the bum. Do you have any suggestions? Continue reading Any tips on relaunching a writing group?
I’ve not been blogging much recently. Find out why not, and why I’m back today. Continue reading Back to Blogging
I’ve just given my blog another face-lift. As much as I liked the previous theme, it didn’t support widgets (important if you want people to follow you via email). So I’ve moved to ‘Canard’, which is French for ‘duck’. Nope, me neither. The old blog hadn’t seen much action recently because a couple of weeks ago I was involved in a very successful amateur production … Continue reading “A hoot!”
Yeah, well, so I’m up to my eyes in preparing for our production of One Man, Two Guvnors and I’ve not had time to post my latest short story (oooh, teaser!) so here’s a trailer video I’ve done for the show. We had a blast getting all dressed up for the 60s-themed photo shoot (although I basically wore my own clothes – I have Mod … Continue reading Thespian Japery
Having decided in January that I would post more stuff during 2016, March has so far been a bit of a barren patch. That’s not particularly because I haven’t done anything, more the fact that I’ve been busy with other things. I’ve submitted a couple of poems to a competition organised by my writing group (which will eventually pop up here) and started to build … Continue reading Busy, busy…
You may have noticed that I’ve changed my blog theme. A couple of reasons really – I’d had the ‘Vertigo’ theme since I began my WordPress site back in 2014 and it was probably time for a change. But also, although the font was cool, it didn’t reproduce punctuation (such as apostraphes) which was starting to annoy me. So, I give you ‘Timepiece’ and a … Continue reading A change of theme
It’s early January and, although I didn’t plan this as a New Year’s Resolution, I finally got around to going along to the local writers’ group. I’d had a couple of responses to my initial email requesting further information and I had been assured that it was a ‘small, friendly group’. Still, I was a little apprehensive about what I would encounter and one of my worries was confirmed when I pushed through the door to see several ladies of advancing years sat around a table and looking up at me. Continue reading The Writers’ Group
For the past four and a half years I’ve helped to run a youth theatre group that specialises in musical theatre. It was my wife’s group really; she did all the major organising and ultimately she was responsible for whether it was successful or failed. In the end, that responsibility (and the ongoing worry that we wouldn’t have enough kids to make the productions work … Continue reading The Creative Impetus is Dead; Long Live the Creative Impetus…
It seems that my Halloween SMS story went down very well with the voters and was awarded second place! In the short-term I shall bask in the glory of producing something appreciated by people who know their subject matter (children’s literature, usually abbreviated to ‘kid lit’) – some of these fine, upstanding people are published authors! Gosh. In the medium term I think it shows … Continue reading Gobsmacked!