Words. Words. Words. Beautiful, evocative, and slightly miraculous when you think about them. Here are 11 of my favourites - sure to capture the hearts of anyone bookish.
Dot Matrix by Jack Binding - a darkly amusing revenge story with a spooky twist that's perfect as the year creeps into winter.
For anyone who has ever struggled with their mental health - or who knows some who has - Walking On Custard is an absolute must-read. In a recent Q&A with the author himself, we discussed this stunning book and what he's up to next.
I am not trying to sell you a new job (although we are hiring if you’re awesome and want to work with me) but this blog does ask you to examine your idea of "careerism". If you stop half way, you may suffer from the following symptoms: confusion, anxiety, nausea, uncontrollable weeping and intense itchiness of the feet. If you do experience any of these, don’t worry, it’ll pass once you get off your butt and change your stars.
Every so often I have these days where I slightly freak out and panic. Not in an anxiety way. No, no, no. It’s not sinister. It’s kind of the opposite. More like excitement. Intense. Scary. Exhilarating. Excitement. Like a ‘holy shit the world is so big and how did you pull that off and how … Continue reading PERSONALbrand IDENTITYcrisis: Risk Taking, Self Making
Humans are a musical species. Or so argued the British neurologist, humanist and author, Oliver Sacks, in his book, Musicophilia. Sacks, who passed away in August 2015, liked to explore some of the brains weirdest and most wonderful pathways, using his patients’ case studies as starting points for ‘eloquent meditations on consciousness and the human … Continue reading Writing: Of Music and Minds
I love books. No surprises there. But what I love about them is not just their stories or even the writer's way with words. It's the physical thing. The words set in ink or pixels, the weight in my hands, the breath as I start a new page. There is something marvellous about books, they … Continue reading Unbound: All I Want For #CrowdfundChristmas
To make my ‘writing holiday’ more like a holiday and less like I’m sitting at a computer all day caffeinating myself into a heart attack, I decided to pack up my pens and spend some time scribbling in a few of my favourite haunts in London. The result: Six days, six coffees for the writerly Londoner.
When I grow up... it's a question we all get asked as children. But somehow it gets harder and harder to answer the question as we get older.