“Reasons to stay alive?” Drummer Boy peered at me with concern when he noticed what I was reading a few days ago. “Are you… OK? Anything we need to talk about?” With a rather emo title, and fairly weighty subject matter, you’d expect Reasons To Stay Alive by Brighton-based author Matt Haig to be rather… Continue reading The Sunday Seven: book nerd edition, 22/05/2016
First up, it’s the Sali Hughes & India Knight radio show (that’s the latest one), on the lovely Soho Radio. Pool columnist/Guardian beauty writer/all-round good egg Sali Hughes and Times columnist and novelist India Knight present a monthly show (live every fourth Thursday from 10am-12pm, but for those of us who have 9-5 gigs, available… Continue reading The Sunday Seven: 13/03/2016
This week’s list of good stuff… First up: Parks and Recreation. Can I please talk about how brilliant Parks and Rec was? I know the vast majority of the Western world cottoned on to this years ago, but we only watched the final episode very recently and I miss Leslie so much. Do you know… Continue reading The Sunday Seven: 24/01/16
…or, on being a jack of all writing topics, and a master of none. I read this the other day, and it prompted a bit of a Think. (I can highly recommend that blog, but if you find you love it too and start reading it regularly and eventually discover you prefer it to mine,… Continue reading On not having a niche
On Sunday, I went to a Guardian Masterclass* for aspiring freelance journalists. It was a fantastic day run by industry professionals who were unbelievably positive and keen to share their knowledge. There was none of that “well, print journalism’s a sick, dying horse these days, so if I were you lot, I’d stick to basket-weaving… Continue reading Online comments – who are they good for?