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 ...
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Camp Nano: A Play?

Camp Nano: A Play?

Lights up on a frazzled woman hunched over a tablet in PJs. It is 1st April. Playwrighting begins. I ...
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A Year of Entertainment: or Great Things from 2021

A Year of Entertainment: or Great Things from 2021

In a year filled (by pre-pandemic standards) with obstacles, fear and trials, the entertainment industry has been there to save ...
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2022: What I'm Plotting

2022: What I’m Plotting

So with my review of 2021 in mind, what are my goals for 2022? Well I’m paring back. I’m going ...
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2021 - A Retrospective

2021 – A Retrospective

Well, this year has been … interesting in terms of hitting those goals. I didn’t manage most of them. A ...
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2021 Kinda, Sorta Goals

2021 Kinda, Sorta Goals

After what is arguably the most bizarre year in living memory, a new year has finally dawned and now it’s ...
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Wrapping Up 2020

Wrapping Up 2020

Firstly, does anyone else keep mistyping 2020 as 2029? No? Okay, just me then. Crashing on … Well, that was ...
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A Year of Entertainment

A Year of Entertainment

We’re getting close to the end of the year — what? I want to rush to the end of 2020, ...
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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 ...
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Reject: The Fall Falls

Reject: The Fall Falls

Time for a little progress update. I submitted my play, ‘The Fall’, to The National Theatre on 23rd January and ...
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19 Things Classic Movies Have Taught Me ... In Gifs

19 Things Classic Movies Have Taught Me … In Gifs

How to deal with Handsy men Sports! How to be shooketh Diplomacy How to care for someone’s mental health How ...
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Acting Challenges of Lockdown

Acting Challenges of Lockdown

Acting is a group activity. We train with other people; we audition with others and we spend most of our ...
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Shifting Sands - Arkadina.com

Shifting Sands

I think I can safely say, it’s been one hell of a first half of the year! Between a global ...
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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

I’ve been a little quiet on here since my promise to return full throttle at the end of a hectic ...
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Camp Lessons

Camp Lessons

It’s nearly the end of May and Camp NaNoWriMo is well and truly over. I wrote about my preparations for ...
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A Sensitive Line in the Sand

A Sensitive Line in the Sand

I worry about offending people. In real life it can sometimes leave me feeling misunderstood or overlooked because I’ve been ...
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April is the Camp-est Month

April is the Camp-est Month

It’s time for my first Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ve participated in November NaNoWriMo, (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated) on ...
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Slaying the Dragon

Slaying the Dragon

The procrastination is real. But so is the plan. And I have a plan … what could go wrong? Here’s ...
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Your Golden Valentine

Your Golden Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just round the corner, mere hours in fact! Somehow it always takes me by surprise how quickly ...
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Doldrum and Slump: Tale of a Dynamic Duo

Doldrum and Slump: Tale of a Dynamic Duo

I appear to have fallen into a writing slump. I usually have a bit of a NaNo hangover and vowed ...
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