The demonstrations here in Berlin on Sunday were a feast for the senses. Looking out from the balcony of our 7th floor flat, we could see the gathering crowds the park-side of the Brandenburger Tor as the numbers grew and spilt down toward the American Embassy. Rainbow flags, glittery gold banners and colourful wigs joined... Continue Reading →
A Writer’s Continuing Journey: Small Victories and Owning Mistakes
I found the blog My Growth as a Writer (A Personal Perspective) by sci-fi and dark fantasy writer @kmarkhoover very thought-provoking. It got me reflecting on my own writing journey to date and the inevitable trials and tribulations that every writer (aspiring or established) goes through in a lifetime, no matter the particular stage they are... Continue Reading →
Writer’s Block: It’s in Your Head, Isn’t It?
I came across this brilliant article in The New Yorker the other day, Why Walking Helps Us Think by Ferris Jabr, which offers a whistle-stop tour of the established link between walking and the formation of ideas, and of its literary champions, from Joyce, to Woolf, to Nabokov. Anyone who knows me will know I’m... Continue Reading →