More new books! I’m also currently reading Pinter’s collected plays.

Creative Writing: An Update

A full month has passed since my good intentions took on form and shape, but the question “where am I going with this?” Is still looming! If you have something to say, you can write,...

Creative Writing: just where do you start?

I’ve been thinking, and I’ve decided my creative muscles need some flexing. The last time I wrote anything creative that I can remember was some scripting and monologue work for AS Theatre Studies, 2 years...

The New Generation

A rather depressing trend that’s developing, if the stats we see in newspapers or on T.V are to be believed, is that more and more children are becoming prey to our apparent ‘celebrity culture’....

More new books

A couple more course books arrived today! I read a few of the Oates short stories this evening though and wasn’t tremendously impressed. I mean sure, the topics were probably quite new and possibly radical...

Who doesn’t love new books?

The first instalment of my book order for next semester (Late Twentieth Century Literature) arrived today, can’t wait to get started on them!

‘Episodes’ 12-01-10

Image credit: Hat Trick Productions. ‘Episodes’ is a new BBC sitcom of a British couple (played by Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan) who also happen to have written and produced their own BAFTA winning comedy...

Full Metal Jacket (01-01-11)

I’ve not had much experience of war films, and am ignorant particularly of, perhaps even to the point of being offensive, the Vietnam war. That being said, the film didn’t really need contextualising. War is always...

Testing, testing… 1,2,3… A photo I took on holiday last summer, just to brighten up the place a bit!

The new year brings change, so they say.

So one change I have decided to make for the new year is to write more. Writing for my course, naturally but also writing for myself. To bring some pleasure back into what has...