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Writing In The Community

Writing In The Community

...as Liverpool Primary Care Trust) that asked commissioned artists to incorporate the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ principles into their project designs. These evidence-based principles were first promulgated by the New...
Three Hands Clapping

Three Hands Clapping

...prehistoric raptors who ‘eat’ debt. Enron invites us into the theatre to see a story derived from the ‘real world’. But it creates, through its glorious language and rich authorial...
Inspiration By Invitation

Inspiration By Invitation

...approached. During the 2010 Football World Cup, I was asked to join a ‘just-for-fun’ project called ‘World Cup Poems.’ The only football I knew even the slightest thing about was...

Bridge

...approaching coursework and essays, and the whole experience has been wonderfully informative.’ Cherwell School, Oxford ‘It has made me more aware of the power my words have.’ Monifieth High School,...
Unseen But Not Unsung

Unseen But Not Unsung

...‘only once’ for the C major chord at the words ‘Let there be light’. Such oaring-in was less appreciated, however, in The Seasons when Haydn was forced to depict a...
Typeface

Typeface

...although by the latter decade quality was declining as reducing costs became more important than longevity and reliability. I’ve currently got four: a mid-60s Olympia SM9 that’s my ‘working machine’;...
The Heroine’s Journey

The Heroine’s Journey

The concept of the ‘hero’s journey’ is familiar to dramatists everywhere. Most playwrights and scriptwriters come across it one way or another; if not intentionally, then from the mouths of...

Should I always use a computer?

“At least when I write by hand I don’t make any typing errors and therefore I don’t think about going back and correcting anything. Yes, computers make such a lot...
What Makes Superheroes So Special?

What Makes Superheroes So Special?

The question seems, at first sight, like an easy one to answer. The power of flight is clearly special. Enormous strength, claws coming out of your hands and the ability...
When The Words Won’t Come

When The Words Won’t Come

...in the Crime Writers’ Association, I have discovered that this debilitating state is not as rare as one might suppose. It may strike at any time and even the most...
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