Where is all the writerly wisdom?

Well, Easter’s been a darn fine time. There’s been chocolate, there’s been tea cakes, and the cat has been in a spectacularly epic bad mood which culminated in savaging the mother in law (but at least it didn’t require a trip to the Emergency Room… let’s not talk about the last time that happened…) And,…

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Grind Spark Earworm #9 – Radiohead

Last week the Grind Spark playlist took us somewhere dark and unsettling from the ’70s – the years when Ball Buster seemed like a good idea at the time. And the music was from the genius mind of UNKLE – go and disturb yourself now. So right now I imagine you’re soaking up the daytime…

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Grind Spark Earworm #8 – UNKLE

Last week the Grind Spark earworm took us to the epic soundscapes of Sigur Ros – listen to it and get lost in mountains here. This week, well, this week it’s time for something completely different. It’s time for something that I didn’t even realise came from an advert before I searched YouTube for a…

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Grind Spark Earworm #7 – Sigur Ros

Last week we took a break from the Grind Spark playlist to hear the sounds that whip your creative muse into action. Thought of some more? Then get yerself over there and add em in. But now we’re back, spiralling down into the dirty ribcage of the Grind Spark earworm. And this week it’s gone…

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Feed me horror, fiends

So, I finished a pretty darn big project last week. I mean finished it. I mean edited it right through to the end, and now, I think, most of the words are in nearly the right order. Or as much in the right order as they’re going to get for now. *Insert balloons, wine, general…

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Grind Spark Earworm #6 – Boards of Canada

How’s the Sunday roast going today? Chicken? Pork? Bean-based baked snack? Well there’s more Grind Spark earworm to help you through the over-cooked broccoli and the burnt potatoes. Last week we were up in the fields with Aphex Twin’s Avril 14th. Listen to it now or forever lose the secret ballerina within your soul. And…

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Grind Spark Earworm #5 – Aphex Twin

It’s that time again. Time for the Sunday roast and your weekly hit from the Grind Spark playlist. The next Grind Spark earworm. The EARWORM OF THE WEEK. Somehow, that sounds like something we should get checked out at the doctors. Anyway. Back to business. Last week, it was all about Radiohead, which I’m sure…

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A postcard from writing hell

I am still in recovery. *Peeks out from beneath mountain of blankets* It’s taken me two weeks before I could even talk about it. *Stares at pile of screwed up paper barricading the door* Two weeks ago, I wrote a synopsis for Grind Spark. *Gnaws knuckles to the bone* Now, I’ve seen the warning signs.…

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