Spent today working on placement in a particular psychology dept, lovely patients, lovely nurses, but something annoyed me. One of the trainee nurses said to me half way through the day that she thought I was a patient, she didn’t know I was staff. 128 more words

One Flew Over the Couscous Nest

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2015 is to eat more vegetables. The trouble is, I hate eating most vegetables and would much rather tuck into a nice frozen pizza. 450 more words

Being a Lover in a Loveless World

It has been an eventful couple of weeks in the new year. Unexpected singlehood has left me with a lot of time to create, which I have put to good use.   375 more words


Moving the story forward: prose

In writing for the screen, a great tool for moving the story forward is the cut, or transition, from one scene to another.  If the screenwriter/director gets this right, the results can speak volumes.  448 more words

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Trigger Warning: Depression

A couple of days ago, I watched a documentary on the topic of depression. I’ve always been really interested in how the brain and mind works. 1,250 more words

5 titles Mark Zuckerberg should add to the Facebook book club

Mark Zuckerberg’s global book club is off to a roaring start: it reportedly has more than 90,000 members and his first book selection is… 488 more words


‘But the rest are even scared to open up and laugh. You know, that’s the thing that got me about this place, that there wasn’t anybody laughing.

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