Category Archives: General

Stranger than Fiction

There is a wonderful quotation we all know and often state, ‘The truth is stranger than fiction’. The conversation often goes something like this: Person 1 – ‘Did you hear about that guy who grew an extra leg while taking … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Worst Things about Being an Writer

Thanks to my thespian friends, ‘The Top 10 Worst Things about Being an Actor‘ has cropped up on my social media feed, and it certainly highlights how similar are the lives of actors and writers. Therefore, I’ve put together a … Continue reading

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On Watching Your Proposed Submission Date Fly By

On Watching Your Proposed Submission Date Fly By The problem with being a writer is all those published works sitting on shelves, in Kindles and in libraries. Those novels, thesis, research papers, articles, non-fiction manuscripts belonging to OTHER PEOPLE. Those … Continue reading

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New Facebook Page

I’ve finally gone social media with my blog and added a Facebook page. There’s a ‘Like’ button on the right if you fancy connecting me to your inner digital social sanctum.

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You Are Not Blessed

I have noticed yet another Facebook trend in which a photo appears in my feed (usually of someone’s children/spouse/partner/friends/various family members/holiday/dessert) and beneath it is a message stating ‘So blessed to have these wonderful [moments/children/pets/family members/friends/carrot cakes]’.

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Move for Creativity

I have a day job that (usually) confines itself to a typical nine to five schedule. Sometimes I get into the office a big late, so I stay later in the afternoon, but — on whole — it’s a ‘chained … Continue reading

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Back on Air

Last year my good friend Annie talked me into going on the radio with her to co-host a show called ARTS (Annie and Rachel Talk Shop), in which we chatted with artsy-creative-industry-types. It was an absolute blast, and she and … Continue reading

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