Alex’s mum was a scientist. His dad was a musician. Alex was somewhere in between. The kind of boy who was brought up to be second fiddle Not smart, but not dumb, more like somewhere in the middle. He coasted through school, getting nothing but Cs Being average in life was his expertise. … Continue reading Nothing But Stars
I've been having a lot of fun with words recently. Here's a new piece called Unique: When I was younger, I used to try and say things that I didn’t think anyone had said before In fact, I tried to think of complex phrases so no one would know what they were actually for… Continue reading Unique
In my free time, I've been working on a new short story, based off an old plot that formed part of my play "Sonder". Here's an extract from the first chapter, which seems to mostly revolve around sweat... Anyway. Let me know what you think! “Ladies and gentlemen. This is the 12:15 Stansted Express service… Continue reading At First Sight Extract (Sweat)
So I've finished the second draft of my play, and I'm now looking to get some people together for a readthrough. However, first of all, I want to decide on a name. The show is currently called "A Day In The Park". It fits, but it's really fucking boring. My issue here is I genuinely… Continue reading What’s in a name?
I promised myself that when I got my new job, I would get back into writing. Today, I completed that promise to myself It's rough, it needs an edit, there are some scenes which are utter bullshit, but the first draft of my new play is finished! Now all I need is three more drafts,… Continue reading First Draft Completed!
I've written my first poem since April! I've been very busy with a new job, but it's nice to finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) for the first time in four months. Wrote this over my lunch break at work today. Voices I’ve often heard people talk about the “little voice… Continue reading Voices
I've been working on a new project - it's set in one spot in a park over 24 hours, and shows six little stories of the people we see there. Here's a little extract from one of the recurring stories - our homeless heroes, Sparksy and Mitch, as they discuss a watch that Sparksy has… Continue reading A Day In The Park
I've been experimenting with internal rhymes, and I wanted to share that on this blog. However, this poem is a little bit more personal. Today is the two year anniversary of my grandfather's passing, and I decided to deal with it in the way I always deal with things - writing. Here's what I've written… Continue reading It’s Quiet Outside
I haven't written anything in ages. I haven't had the time, or particularly had the drive. But today, I've started writing a new play. It's called "Five Rules For Living", and I like the way it's started - let's see how far I get with it. For a little taster, here's an extract from a… Continue reading A New Project!
Started on the 23rd of December. Finished on the 28th. I'm currently reviewing the script, but the first draft of my new play, working title 'The Storeroom', is finished! It's a farcical comedy based in a hostage situation. Keep your eyes open for a potential performance in the new year. Here's a little snippet of… Continue reading First draft of The Storeroom finished!