On Failure

On Failure
When taking the leap doesn’t lead to flying.In June I took, what felt like, the biggest leap of my fledgling playwrighting life: I entered The Bruntwood Prize. It’s the largest playwrighting competition in the UK and, gloriously, it’s anonymous. I made the decision late.I’d spent a number of hours haunting the website back in January. Reading and rereading the submission criteria; quadruple checking the rules. Clicking away from the site … and then back. In nerves. Who am I to enter? My play’s too traditional. My play’s too dull. No one would want my play. Imposter syndrome or truth? I fear it’s the truth and make the decision to wait until the deadline was closer. That’s June so there’s plenty of time polish the play and make a more affirmative choice. No harm in waiting, I told myself. I then promptly forgot about it. Until June. With just 48 hours to go, I set about some last minute editing. I checked for spelling mistakes, changed the title, fiddled with the layout. Too late for any major changes. And so, late on the 5th June, I found myself finalising my draft and opening the submission form. And that's when I hit ...


Movie Fan Gift Guide: The Lockdown edition

Movie Fan Gift Guide: The Lockdown edition
Christmas is fast approaching and this year is likely to be very different for a lot of us. Fewer parties and family gatherings, less shopping in stores. Which means finding the perfect festive gift to show how much we care for our loved ones is going to be even more important than ever before. And online shopping is here for us. But where to start? With so many sites to navigate scattered across the globe, looking for the right holiday present can be time consuming. With that in mind, here are my top seven gift ideas for the movie fans in your life. Cinema Ticket Cushion/Throw Pillow Remind yourself of the our cinema going days with this movie ticket cushion. £17.97 from Redbubble. I Speak Fluent Movie Quote Tote Bag Carry your obsession with you every where you go, and be environmentally minded while you're at it, with this Film Lover Tote bag. $10.75 from Zazzle. Movie Reel Clock Remind yourself of your love of reel film (see what I did there 😉) with this movie reel clock. $38.80 from Zazzle. Film Strip Table Runner Spice up your festive table with this table runner. $3.99 each from Amols.com Movie ...
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