Category Archives: Writing

Stringing Words Together Through Sleepless Nights

I became a nighttime writer over the summer. I spent days staring at empty word documents, or staring out the window, melancholy and inadequate feelings pounding in my head and stopping anything decent from coming out onto the page. But … Continue reading

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Parisian Scenes and Packing for Edinburgh

On Wednesday evening I went to the second ever instalment of Spoken Word London at Vogue Fabrics, the sister night of Spoken Word Paris where Mike and I are hoping to perform later this year once we hit the road again. The night was rather … Continue reading

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Whips and Chains and Better Book Sales

There’s no money in poetry. I’m seriously considering I might switch genres and write the new Fifty Shades of Grey (with fewer whips* and a lot more literary value, of course), because people are actually buying that stuff. I could … Continue reading

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The Poetry Block and How to Climb Out

I never really get writer’s blocks, or rather can’t afford to, but sometimes my creativity decides to limit itself to one genre. Usually it’s self-pitying journal entries; sometimes, out of necessity, academic essays. Over the past three months or so, … Continue reading

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