Film: Stranger than Fiction (2006)

Recommended viewing – intriguing comedy.  Harold Crick begins to hear a voice narrating his life.  Is he in control of his life?  Or is someone else deciding his fate? In “Stranger than fiction” we follow Harold through his search to find the truth.  The script and situation is witty, with its key actors grabbing theContinue reading “Film: Stranger than Fiction (2006)”

How to start writing – Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes, Irish novelist, made this brief video of 3 techniques to get started on the writing and potentially beat writer’s block. If you live in the UK and pay a TV licence, you can see it at: In summary, her 3 helpful hints are these: Establish a routine which works for you (sheContinue reading “How to start writing – Marian Keyes”

The art of writing about art – a cure for writer’s block

This weekend past, I was shown a beautiful and enjoyable way to start new writing – with a beneficial side effect of getting rid of writer’s block: begin by responding to a picture. The technical term for this is Ekphrasis – see previous blog post a year ago, here.  And for me, it is hugely enjoyable,Continue reading “The art of writing about art – a cure for writer’s block”