The Letter

When I was at junior school we were asked to write about ‘The letter that changed my life’. I wrote about receiving a letter from NASA telling me my application to be an Astronaut had been successful. I recall the teacher enjoying it, and I might have had to read it out in front of …

Northern Writers Awards – application posted

I’ve sent in an application to the Northern Writers’ Awards 2011. I’ve put Sorrowline in for the Northern Promise Awards. NORTHERN PROMISE AWARDS These awards aim to provide support for new writers whose work shows particular promise. Writers awarded support under this category may also be offered mentoring to develop their work, detailed manuscript appraisal …

Jesting About launch

Monday night saw me crammed into the Live Theatre in Newcastle for the launch of Jesting About, a new BBC initiative to find new comedy talent in the North East. The event was supported by no less than Bob Mortimer, and several key producers and commissioners from the Beeb. It sounds like a really interesting …

The Possibility of Impossible Dreams

When I’m not animating, or running a business, I like to write. Its a great way for me to unwind from the stresses of the day and let my brain explore other creative avenues. So far I’ve written a sitcom for radio, (which was commissioned by Radio 4, but didn’t quite get as far as …