Understanding Abstract Poetry. #Writing #Rhythms

So you want to write an abstract poem? Well, I was lucky enough to have a poem selected and published in an art and literature journal this month. The theme was abstract.  The art and literature journal was ArtAscent. Let’s begin with understanding abstraction. Anything abstract often exists in thought or having no particular concrete […]

The Words Pour Out Across Space and Time #Poetry #Poems

The harrowing task of writing a poem used to be just that, harrowing. Mostly because I didn’t want to take risks. I was always trying to understand the work of great poets. Usually, that’s what we do as writers, we examine other work to understand how to write well. With that academic knowledge comes great […]

An extreme close-up with uncertainty and unease #Playwright #Screenwriter #Author

When I began writing Crazy Plastic Love two years ago I wanted to explore relationships “the lived in experience”.  Questioning how I could look at the subjects of truth, lies and love closer to expose the characters’ true nature. Life up close and personal, if you like.  I believe I did that by enticing the […]

Women who dare to be bold and brave #International #WomensDay #CreativeLife

Once we would find storytellers sitting under a tree with pen and paper, digging through the story scrabble of consequences, conflicts and conquests. Most of those storytellers were men back in those old-timer days. It’s true to say that some of my most beloved stories were written by men and some of my favourite poetry […]

Creatively – Reflecting Back & Looking Forward #PastYear #New Year

At the end of every year I talk about New Year resolutions.  I don’t make them.  Now this is just me and I’m not saying resolutions aren’t a great way to start working on goals. Resolutions do work for a lot of people. Write a book. Get fit. Climb a mountain. Whatever rocks your world. […]

Crazy Plastic Love… #Playwright #Performance #Reading

It’s always a little disconcerting when you enter a new field of writing. There are so many questions and then there’s the self-doubt when entering unknown territory, however, I wouldn’t be a very good example of my own motivational quote “Be brave and bold in your chosen field of creativity. And never be afraid to […]