On Being an Artist

"It is just an accident that determines whether an artist becomes musician, painter or writer. All art is based on a desire to communicate, a love of beauty, a need to create order out of disorder." Patricia Highsmith Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

Currently reading ‘Nutshell’ by Ian McEwan 

I'm only on chapter 4, but I am already coming across some interesting quotes in Ian McEwan's "Nutshell", that I'd like to share with you. The story is told in first person by, get ready, the foetus in a woman's body, about to come into the world. The novel is a combination of domestic story … Continue reading Currently reading ‘Nutshell’ by Ian McEwan 

An Ordinary Day

Today was an ordinary day, but more like the kind of ordinary day I used to have months ago. Things have gone quite quiet in the voice over front recently, and most of my jobs and meetings have taken place online. So today was a little bit different, and a little bit familiar, strangely enough. … Continue reading An Ordinary Day

Londres.London: Changing Tubes at Green Park.

This post is part of the Londres.London series. After living near six different underground stations in London, I've got to know the underground pretty well. If you ask me about changing tubes in any Central London station, I'm bound to be able to give you the quickest route or tell you where in the train … Continue reading Londres.London: Changing Tubes at Green Park.

A Cobra in Ravenscourt Park (beginnings…)

A cobra in Ravenscourt Park was feeling a bit sad and lonely. All she saw was green. All she felt was grass. The silence was driving her crazy. She curled herself around one of the legs of a bench. She dived into a litter bin to see if anyone was inside. She stretched her neck … Continue reading A Cobra in Ravenscourt Park (beginnings…)

Londres.London: Chalcot Square.

This post is part of the Londres.London series. Everyone likes visiting Camden Market in London. Usually, tourists get off at Camden Town tube and walk up the High Street. Why not take a slightly different route to the market, or continue further up North once you've done your shopping? If you're not carrying too much … Continue reading Londres.London: Chalcot Square.

The Ordinary Life of a Voiceover Artist

Available for pre-order for the Kindle. Available for pre-order on all other ebook formats. (Soon available on other online stores too.) The paperback is coming very soon. I can email you when it's ready. Click here to sign up (I won't use your email address for anything else.) “They're ready for you in the studio.” … Continue reading The Ordinary Life of a Voiceover Artist

Money-Saving Tip for Bookaholics

If you spend quite a bit of money on books on Amazon, this tip will safe you some cash. In fact, if you shop on Amazon for anything, it can help you too. I read a lot. I don't make much money from my books, but they pay for my only addiction: Buying and Reading … Continue reading Money-Saving Tip for Bookaholics

An Alternative Political Landscape (sorry, I’m talking TV)

I'd always admired British politicians. Yes, really. How they talked, their integrity, their clarity... But now, for the first time since I arrived in London in 1990, I just don't want to know. It doesn't help that I couldn't vote in the Brexit referendum and that I won't be able to prevent the Conservative government … Continue reading An Alternative Political Landscape (sorry, I’m talking TV)

As If Fake News Wasn’t Enough… Beware Fake Books

Fake books – powered by clickfarms – are gatecrashing Amazon’s charts. And despite being aware of the issue for well over a year, Amazon has failed to resolve it. If you look at the Kindle Store Best Seller charts right now, and click over to Free Books, you will see that the Top 20 currently … Continue reading As If Fake News Wasn’t Enough… Beware Fake Books