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Humour and idioms

Recently read (while working slowly through a more serious book) were two books from my daughter’s reading pile, Dead Famous by Ben Elton and The Stupidest Angel, a Heart-warming Tale of Christmas Terror… 253 more words


How to write briefly, succinctly – and long

One of the key lessons for writers – repeated endlessly by those who teach it – is keep it tight.

Writing isn’t about word count – it’s about content. 387 more words


The Boys in the Photograph

The Boys in the Photograph

A week of previews have come and gone. Rehearsal and tweaking happened daily.

Time for press night tonight when the bigwigs of the industry will come in to cast their all-seeing eyes over the show. 55 more words

Musical Theatre

It's 20 years since I joined a newly named organisation called Scope

Writing this blog is going to make me feel very, very old.

In 1994, I’d been out of work for 2 years on invalidity benefit (which then became… 445 more words

Inside Scope

The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak

Last weekend I made it my mission to finish The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.  No matter what else was going on, I was going to finish that book! 575 more words


A crazy, little thing called We Will Rock You

The first time Erica Peck heard Bohemian Rhapsody was in the movie Wayne’s World.

Queen to her was just another of those dinosaur rock acts in her parents’ record collection. 745 more words