Tag: writing is HARD

  • Nothing


    There has never been a better time to have an opinion than RIGHT NOW. Social media allows everybody the opportunity to not only hold a point of view but be able to express it, regardless of any ability to do so either well or politely. Once upon a time, if you disagreed with a review […]

  • The Numbers

    The Numbers

    Yesterday, I completed a task that it has literally taken me 15 years to address. My writing folder has been a mess since somewhere in 2002, and I could never face the horror of delving into it, mostly because of a number of very, very personal files that I’d written, then forgotten the names of. […]

  • Afraid of the Dark

    Afraid of the Dark

    I’m not talking to you when I write a blog. You, reading this now and then assuming that we have this glorious and intimate relationship via the Internet, do not understand how language works. My biggest issue, without doubt in the last couple of years, has arisen when some bloke who found me attractive then […]

  • New Sensation

    New Sensation

    I’m involving myself in a number of new things this week, allowing creativity to mix with a bit of risk taking. The first one of these is writing for an aggregation service, for want of a better term, that pays me on a per click basis. I know that I’m initially making nothing on this, […]

  • Go


    I have a couple of heavyweight posts coming up this weekend, that have taken me a while to write ‘properly.’ Because I’m trying to be a grown up about non-fiction, there’s a level of technical competence I simply don’t grasp without approaching process in a particular way. That means a series of drafts and rewrites until […]

  • Moving On Up

    Moving On Up

    This week, as you will know if paying attention, is the first in which I’ve started doing the writing gig ‘properly’ and by that I mean I’ve shifted my focus towards stuff that is a wee bit more adult. As a result, I went and bought a larger, more flexible monthly planner, and instead of using […]

  • Picture This

    Picture This

    As I’m planning to spend more time writing here as time goes on, it occurred to me that I ought to start tacking more meaty subjects than my own exercise failings and stupidity online. The problem is, right now, there’s so much of the latter taking place on a daily basis that I could probably make […]

  • Big Time

    Big Time

    Welcome to the first day of a new world. I’ve been promising myself that at some point I’ll stop fucking about, simply pretending to do this writing lark. Inspired by various friends who are making significant life changes and forging new careers for themselves later in life, I knew this was the moment. I think […]

  • Forget You

    Forget You

    Today, despite a distinct and obvious wish to tell the entire planet to fuck right off, I’m doing okay. A list was made of things that Need to be Done and as the day wore on, it did the job pretty well. The problem normally in situations such as these is the overriding and often debilitating need to […]

  • Yesterday


    Been a funny old week, Brian. In fact, I’m not really sure were I should begin. It was like a massive and well orchestrated punch to misogyny's crotch. It was hugely satisfying as a result. — 🌊 F-Actual Chat 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) January 22, 2017 I announced this to Twitter via a series of GIFs on […]