Tag Archives: writing

Learning how to write

Last year I finally finished the second draft of my novel, Forgiveness, and was/still am super excited about it. I thought I’d really hit the nail on the head and sent it off to a couple of contacts with hopes of getting some good reviews or even someone who was keen to publish. Despite my […]

My "why is everything so busy" face

What’s been happening?

Argh! It feels like ages since I’ve written a blog post. Sorry. I’ve been slack! I thought I’d give a quick update on life before I run off into the busyness of everything again. Based on above, as you can imagine, everything has been crazy recently. I spent all of my October in Berlin studying German, […]

I've been reading some Engels recently.

When I read, I write

“Let it all marinate Simon! It will make the end result tastier.” It was sage advice from my good friend Holly last week, after I posted about the difficulty of sitting down, reading and feeling like I’ve accomplished something. Over the past weeks I’ve realised the enormity of amount of material I need to get […]

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Review: Go Set a Watchman

It was probably the most anticipated book release ever. Literally. I cannot think of another book that has had so much expectation and excitement build around it. And yesterday, one week after its release I finished off Go Set a Watchman. Following on from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird it was always inevitable that […]

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

Over the weekend my partner and I went and saw The Stanford Prison Experiment at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For those of you who don’t know about it, The Stanford Prison Experiment was carried out by the psychologist Philip Zimbardo in the 1970s. Zimbardo set up a make-shift ‘prison’ in the basement of Stanford University, […]