The eternal struggle for creative or artistic people. You've probably heard of the term 'writer's block'. It refers to a writer's struggle to get the ideas flowing and think of what to write or how to proceed with writing. Some say there is no such thing as writer's block and that you can write about… Continue reading Writer’s Block
What motivates you?
That question is the subject of books, TV shows and everything else in between. And now it's the subject of my 50th blog post. Yep I have written 49 blog posts about everything from why Disney remade The Lion King to the state of British and American politics. I've written personal pieces before but this is… Continue reading What motivates you?
What should I write about?
Stephen King used to set himself a quota of 2000 words a day. That's probably why he's a hugely prolific author. Not just in the success he has had as a writer, but the sheer amount he has put out. That includes work written under pseudonyms as well. But it also requires an idea to… Continue reading What should I write about?
Why I don’t need religion in my life.
I was not raised in a religious family and I live in a country where less and less emphasis is placed on religion. I wasn't even christened as a child. My only real exposure to religion is that I went to a Church of England primary school and Religious Education was a required subject at… Continue reading Why I don’t need religion in my life.
Why write a blog?
I posted my 30th blog last week. Why does anyone write a blog? That blog could be about anything. Sport, movies, comic books, music, politics, travel. Anything you want to write about, you can write about. And that is a wonderful thing. Writing a blog can be a very liberating and fulfilling experience. It allows… Continue reading Why write a blog?
Happy New Year! Here’s how 2019 can be better.
Well, 2018 has now been and gone. Some would say good riddance. And isn't it weird that whenever a year draws to a close the phrase you hear most is something along the lines of "Here's to an even better 2019"? It's difficult to say what would make 2019 better than 2018, but by looking… Continue reading Happy New Year! Here’s how 2019 can be better.
Sometimes we have to laugh. Otherwise, we might cry.
Looking at the state the human race finds itself in, you could react two ways. You could lampoon current events a la Saturday Night Live did recently of the Senate hearing into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Another is to satirise the coverage of said events. One of my favourite political… Continue reading Sometimes we have to laugh. Otherwise, we might cry.
What’s the matter with having an opinion?
Sometimes I despair of people. Shania Twain of all people recently apologised for saying she would likely have voted for Donald Trump after sections of social media slated her for it. Why? Why should she have to apologise for having an opinion? I don't agree with what she said, in fact I vehemently disagree with… Continue reading What’s the matter with having an opinion?