I remember I got invited to a spoken word night to read some of my work, and all I could think was 'Huh, surely someone has made a mistake, my stuff isn't good enough to be read out loud.' One of my short stories got picked out of a dozen others to be published on … Continue reading Always Feeling Like an Impostor
The Stars Hollow fictional-set comedy series featuring the mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, is heart-warming, quick-witted and absolutely bingeable. The show follows the Gilmore girls as they juggle family dynamics, friends, love and career aspirations with overindulging on junk food and coffee. All while maintaining a flawless figure and being extremely fashionable despite being … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Gilmore Girls’
As a writer, I felt obligated by an unwritten law to lend myself, particularly my perception of my human experience, to my reader. So long, I have debated how to capture myself in my own writing, until I understood, about two years ago, that wasn't the case at all. Two weeks after I moved to England … Continue reading The Art of Me
My teeth are the resting place of a hodgepodged smile. I press my fingertips into my mouth, to feel them. My fingernails are searching for a shred of my voice that might be stuck between my teeth. Instead, I find seeds of doubt sticking to my molars, and this poem hiding under my tongue.
So, what have I been up to?
Doubt comes in many forms, and it can arise from a number of different situations, whether you are aware of it or not. Sometimes, when you doubt yourself for too long, you end up losing a lot of your confidence, which can harm you and cripple your creative mind. The following points are some things I've … Continue reading 5 Things To Do Immediately About Creative Self-Doubt
In February last year, storm Doris hit Cornwall. Minutes after the rain stopped, I went outside to see the aftermath. I wasn't expecting to find so much beautiful scenery.
Over the years, coffee has proven itself as one of the most reliable companions to fiction. This has been documented in many instances. There is a brilliant poem by Richard Brautigan from Revenge of the Lawn. It starts as follows: 'Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords.' I … Continue reading Coffee and Literature Have a Lot More in Common Than You Think
This storm in a cup has been brewing a long time. It's time I hit 'Reset' on my writing life and enjoy a cup of decaf instead. There comes a point in most writers' lives when they feel self-doubt creeping in. As with most other things, this is a perfectly normal response to the act of … Continue reading Hitting the Writing ‘Reset’
What makes CW's Riverdale such a great hit? With the quick approach of the second season's finale, I wanted to share what I love most about this show! But first, why is this YA mystery drama such a hit with audiences of all ages? Is it the great look of the show? Maybe. The great … Continue reading Review: Netflix’s Riverdale