Beverly Hills Baby!

Day 2 Part 1  – August 1st 2016 Yes, I’m splitting Day 2 into two parts because there’s so much to cover! Rodeo Drive So, Rodeo Drive. It’s the main shopping district of LA. The Regent Street of Beverly Hills. If you’re a fashionista then you’ll already know – any brand name that’s not gracing…

LA: The City of Angels – Arrival

Day 1 – July 31st 2016 Arrival LAX. You see it all the time, imprinted in your subconscious from movies, or magazines. You’ve seen  A- D listers waltzing down the terminals as if they’ve just walked off a catwalk as supposed to a 12hr flight. We stopped off in LA for two days as a pit…

The Beach House Diaries – Building The Dream House

  Thursday, June 2nd 2016 Day 3  – Building The Dream House After an intense few months of writing, re-writing, editing and re-editing, not to mention the mother of all merry-go-round of casting changes, rehearsals for the staged reading of my play The Beach House, was finally upon us.  An idea I had come up with in…

The Beach House Diaries – The Anatomy of Editing

  May 5th 2016 Day 2 – The Anatomy of Editing Editing is like surgery, anatomy to be more specific. Before you laugh, just hear me out. When you cut a line or two, it may seem like nothing… but then when you realise, that one line actually carried a really important part of the…

The Beach House Diaries – The Read Through

I’m back! And oh boy do I have a lot to share! Okay so, I’ve been getting a lot of messages from you guys on Twitter and email, asking me about this whole process. And I know that a lot of you really are thinking about venturing into this world or are just very curious…

Present Tense vs. Past Tense. Which is best?

  It’s a dilemma us writers battle with all too often. We sit down at our computers or notebooks, ready to feel our story pour onto the page when… suddenly.. we don’t know where to begin. Which time to we want to drag our readers into? Past or present? Now or then? You would think…

The House That Jack Built -Part 1

After watching the Nicole Kidman classic, ‘The Others,’ last night on Netflix, I decided to revisit my haunted mind and publish one of my ghost stories on here. I had a little dig through my computer and found this. It was a story I started writing last year, and I shall continue to upload parts…

The Graveyard Park

This is an extract from a short story I’ve thrown together for Halloween. It’s inspired by Hackney Park – a park built over an old graveyard. The graves were dug up and re-buried circa 1894. There are headstones lined up against the wall, dating back to the 1700’s. They’re all clumped together in piles. Even…

Thank You Doughnut Productions!

So today has been a week since my play Darkridge by Doughnut Productions opened. It’s been such a roller coaster of a year and this has been the highlight! Later on I’ll talk more about the play and being an official playwright. But right now, I just want to send a massive thank you to…

My Play – Darkridge

I’m very pleased to announce that a play I have written for the amazing Doughnut Productions, is to be performed at 3 Mills Film Studio, Stratford, London, on the 16th and 18th of September. It all started off with an internship for my Masters degree and the two wonderful folk at Doughnut – Kate Austen…

The Porcelain Doll

A snippet from a novel I’m working on. It’s about a young woman struggling with depression and the cultural differences that can affect her treatment. ~~~ I made my mother cry yesterday. I can chalk it down to another ‘bad day.’ But what exactly does that mean? Whenever I suffer through these ‘days,’ I want…