Tag Archives: Writing

The Benefits of Writing

It’s now over six years since I first put finger to keyboard and started writing. Originally conceived as a therapeutic project, with no particular plan in mind, this blog has taken on a life of it’s own and, whilst it … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Tribute to Rob Temple

Our family loves Rob Temple – a man who started with a dodgy haircut, a twitter account and a deep understanding of the British character and turned this unlikely combination of assets into 4 million social media followers, at least … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Duke in his Domain

Feature writing covers a wide range of areas, but for me, profiling is probably the most interesting sub-genre.  The best profiles don’t tend to focus on hard biographical data about the subject, but instead aim to present a coherent, accessible … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

£158

This week, I learnt that Boris Johnson gets paid £23,000 per month for his weekly column in Monday’s Daily Telegraph. This article gets the top slot, centre pages, opposite the newspaper’s editorial leaders. At an average of 1,250 words per … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism | Tagged , | Leave a comment

To Split or Not To Split? The Blogger’s Dilemma

I’ve been writing my blog now for over a year and, looking back at my ramblings, what conclusions can I draw? Firstly, being inside my head is scary. If my blog is an accurate reflection of my general day to … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dystonia Girl Goes Under Cover

I am a spy. I’ve led a double life as a MI9 field agent for many a long year. Never heard of MI9? Good. It’s better that way. I can’t tell you much, but what I can tell you, is … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

Writing For Journalists … and Other Books

Along with buying Vogue, today, I’ve started on the task of shifting read books from my bedside ‘table’. At the last count this stood at about twenty+ tomes covering theatre, art, various plays, crime, Biggles (in a class by himself), … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, Media, Reading, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A New Gadget

This week, I’ve been lucky enough to receive a camera for my birthday.  This was very timely, as I’ve found it really difficult to find good, and let’s face it, free pictures and photos with which to decorate my blog … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dystonia Girl Gets Half a Face

Or, The Importance of Remaining Anonymous. Today, I’ve added a picture of myself to this blog. As you can see, it still preserves my modesty by only revealing a small area of my face. Why such coyness? You ask. Are … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

Tonight. An Apology

Some weeks ago, when I first conceived the idea of a blog, the idea was to chart how dystonia impacted my daily life. Probably in some detail. Writing, whether creative or documentary, is often cited as being cathartic and therapeutic. … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment