Why the Arts?

It’s no small thing working in the arts. No small thing at all. When I’m sick and there’s no pay, or a full-on contract with an end in sight, with no time to pitch for a new contract…. Read More

A Picture Tells A Thousand Lies

Written for the ‘Dangerous Women‘ project. A picture tells a thousand lies. Like this one above. It’s beautiful, a perfect illustration of my perfect life. Except it’s not. Obviously. I was on the verge of running away from… Read More

Begin Again – the creative process

  It’s that time of year when the promise of light is in the air. For those of us who have been sat in the darkness for too long – this one is for you. Hacking through bracken,… Read More

Aspirations – earn more money…

Money, money, money, it’s so funny in a rich man’s world. Hmm is it? Funny I mean, I guess it is if you have loads of it, then the concept of money could seem quite hilarious. Many people… Read More

Arvon Writing Retreat – ‘writing for radio’

   Arvon has been shrouded in mystery for some years for me, I’d heard it’s only for real writers, people who take themselves seriously. I always presumed I wasn’t quite good enough to go. How do you know… Read More