‘My anxiety’s a hand’ – poem

A therapist once asked me what shape was my anxiety, told me to look deep inside, push aside my guts, lungs and heart to find where it resides. He sat, one leg crossed over the other, and stared at me expectantly. "I guess...I guess it's shaped like a hand," I said as I glimpsed it … Continue reading ‘My anxiety’s a hand’ – poem

A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 10, ‘Books that were inspired by or based on true events’

I was feeling very inspired today - like, I was literally struck down by this idea - so I decided to record a new episode of A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz. In today's episode, I'm discussing horror novels that were inspired by or based on true events. I won't reveal too much, so grab yourself … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 10, ‘Books that were inspired by or based on true events’

A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 9, ‘Books that changed the world; part II’

'sup yo! In today's episode, I'm continuing with my discussion of books that changed the world and this week, I've turned my attention towards books that tackle prejudice, focusing in particular on Holocaust literature. It's perhaps an intense theme in comparison to the themes of previous episodes, but I hope people will find it interesting. … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 9, ‘Books that changed the world; part II’

A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 8, ‘Books that changed the world; part I’

I can't even begin to describe how excited I was to record today's episode! For the next three or four episodes, I'm going to be discussing books that changed the world and in today's episode, I'm focusing on books that changed the world in regards to their battle against the bans imposed against them. It's … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 8, ‘Books that changed the world; part I’

A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 7, ‘The Magic of Myths’

No bloopers today, I'm afraid, guys! But in today's episode I'm discussing humanity's fixation with ancient myths and the creatures and characters that play a central role within them. Be sure to stayed tuned for an exclusive: 'The Myth of Medusa; Abridged' ;D Feel free to check out the episode here. Oh and please excuse … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 7, ‘The Magic of Myths’

A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 6, ‘I’m a real writer!’

A topic inspired by my research for the second episode of A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz, I'm discussing in today's episode why it is that so many writers become objects of scorn when they tell people that they're writers. What criteria do we have to meet for these idiots to class us as … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 6, ‘I’m a real writer!’