Creative Input: Turning up the heat

It’s holiday season – time for ice cream and deck chairs and the aromatic burn of barbecues. It’s time for mosquito bites and criss-crossed tan lines. It’s time for my legs to shine bright like matchstick beacons during the one week of the year they’re let out from their shroud of denim. And this year, for the first time in five years, I partook of an actual holiday. A holiday in the sun. A break from the pressure and the strains of everyday life. And I went italianing. It was hot. And it was the best of holidays. Good friends,…

Creative Input: the weird and the blues

First up – there’s still time to enter my giveaway to win a signed print copy of Double Vision. You’ve got ‘til Monday 2nd May at 5pm BST and all you’ve gotta do is follow me on Twitter and retweet the below tweet. Win a signed copy of DOUBLE VISION. Out 30th April. Follow and RT to win. #DoubleVision pic.twitter.com/COFg2Q5QAG — Tamara Rogers 🎃👻🍁 (@tamrogers) April 29, 2016 Easy, right? But right now it’s time for some creative input. I feel like I’ve been talking a lot about me recently (apologies) so time for a refreshing break into cool stuff…

Creative Input: Dystopian Times

I just love a little bit of dystopia. I think I might have an addiction. But it’s a damn good addiction – one, incidentally, that can be enjoyed while eating enough chocolate to make you sick over a bank holiday weekend. Just saying. And here’s how I’m currently drowning myself in dystopia – in the thoughts and dreams of what happens when things go wrong. When humanity goes wrong. When we forget to safeguard the good things. Reading: I picked up Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro yesterday. I’ve barely scratched the surface of it yet but I’m already…

Creative Input: The reading, watching, listening files

It has a name, it has a name! *Flails arms, watches lightning crackle down the tower, smells hair burning* And it is called CREATIVE INPUT. Creative input to expand your horizons and fill your brain with ideas and inspiration. Creative input to perhaps try something new, something you might not have picked up before. Creative input that hopefully you’ll love and share with someone else, and they’ll love it too and pass it on, and it will be like some sort of brilliant, magical plague made of words or sounds or pictures. Because everybody needs a magical plague in their…