About this Blog

Who?

I've thrown away the career in the civil service I've been primed for since birth for the chance to be a writer. There's no evidence that the world of writing will have me, but I think it's worth a go. One day, I hope I'll be able to do both.

I am currently studying for an MA in TV Fiction Writing at Glasgow Caledonian University.

I do have other things in my life beyond fiction and its writing, mainly theatrical journalism, designing poetry books and teaching the piano, but I promise they won't be mentioned too much in this blog.

What?

This blog documents my experiences of the creative writing world and industry.

It'll also be an outlet for my:
  • (un)informed opinions on writing and writers,
  • fiction reviews from a writer's point of view,
  • fictional reviews of books that should have been written by now,
  • non-fiction reviews of how to write books,
  • reactions to writing news,
  • and news about my own creative projects. Yay.
For some reason, I'm obsessed with retro TV sitcoms, so there may be a lot about those as well.

I'm interested in and will write about novels, short stories, poetry, narrative, the theatre, television, radio and new media. I write and read in all of these media, and I think you're silly if you don't.

Why?

I like writing about writing. I do it anyway - in emails to friends, in my diary, in my 750words account. I thought I might as well make it public.

When?

Occasionally.

Where?

I live in Edinburgh with my very literary family.