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Creative interlude: Writer’s Block starring Bryan Cranston

Writer’s block is something that plagues all of us from time to time – but there are ways to overcome it.

If you’re currently staring at your screen in disbelief wondering where the next flurry of words is going to come from, forget what you’re doing for a moment and watch this short called Writer’s Block starring the one and only Bryan Cranston. Continue reading

Getting to know…Ronnie Murray

In previous episodes of Getting to Know, I have offered a glimpse into the world of different word-smiths; however, this time, I’ve opted for a slightly different flavour (pardon the pun).

Creativity comes in many forms, which is why I caught up with Ronnie Murray, Head Chef at HIX Group, to find out more about what goes on in the kitchen, as well as in his mind… Continue reading

compelling characters

5 quick fire ways to create a compelling character

It’s a Monday morning (or afternoon) and your mind is muddled from the weekend’s events.

You’re on your third coffee and you’ve been staring at that same page of text for the past two hours wondering how to bring the characters in your story to life.

Never fear, here are five quick fire ways to create a compelling character for your reading pleasure… Continue reading

Brain foods

4 brain foods to help boost your creativity

Although the stereotype of the starving artist is something we’ve all heard of, in order to produce work of any significant value (of course, there are exceptions), our brain needs fuel for the engine. In fact, brain cells rely on more food energy than any other cells in the body in order to function at its fullest.

If you’re in a creative slump and in need of a boost, here are four brain foods that will  lend a helping hand… Continue reading

5 best Charles Bukowski quotes

Love him or hate him, Henry Charles Bukowski was a thunderous literary force. With an unquenchable appetite for spilling his thoughts, feelings, opinions, observations and life experiences onto paper, the German born American writer boasts an incredible back catalogue, which includes the likes of Post Office, Factotum and Ham on Rye, among many others.

Not one for keeping quiet in the corner, Mr Bukowski always had plenty of things to say; some clever, some not so clever, but, more often than not, incredibly memorable.

So, as a follow on from the last literary interlude, here are five brilliant Charles Bukowski quotes for your reading pleasure… Continue reading

literary interlude

Another literary interlude

You’re heading towards the latter part of the week and you’ve been churning out more words than you care to count. If your brain is scrambled and you’re in need of a literary break to refresh the creative palette, here is a little distraction for your viewing pleasure – this time courtesy of a Mr Charles Bukowski… Continue reading