I need to be a little less hospitable towards my thoughts… and this is such a beautiful, gentle way to do it 🙂
You see some strange sights living opposite Seven Stories (the Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle) but this was one of the best: a mini Obi Wan Kenobi walking down the street with his mum. He’d just been attending one of the events at the Star Wars Weekend, and I managed to catch this shot as… Continue reading Obi Wan visits Ouseburn
A surprise visit from a tiny snow angel – view from the roof overlooking the Village Green in Ouseburn. >More from Zoe’s Photo Album
Wandering around Ouseburn you often come across unexpected things. As Zoe describes it in Addled, the area is “an evolving time capsule, an oasis of animals and art in the centre of town.” Here’s a glimpse of some of the most curious or arresting images I’ve stumbled across: (click pics for a closer look…) For more… Continue reading Street Art of Ouseburn
I took this shot of the old town wall on a beautiful sunny day, wandering around the city with my camera. But I didn’t notice the graffiti until I looked at the picture later – a perfect image for Addled. Zoe builds a wall around herself to protect her from the chaos she feels will… Continue reading Graffiti: Decay or Love?
Addled Locations: the Pitcher & Piano bar on Newcastle Quayside where Zoe meets Jonah in chapter 1. In the background you can see the Millennium and Tyne Bridges, and the sleek Sage music venue across the river in Gateshead.
The Dalai Lama describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. Today he turns 80 and to celebrate, here’s some great quotes to inspire you on a Monday morning… Happy Birthday Tenzin Gyatso! Image: Dalai Lama (Click images to make them larger if you can’t read them 😉 )
Less is more. Be more Zen. >Writer’s Manifesto (pdf)
Yes! You don’t need permission. Affirm who you are. You ARE a Writer! >Writer’s Manifesto (pdf)
Beware Expectations! You might get what you wish for… >Writer’s Manifesto (pdf)
This is the one cardinal rule of writing that you must never break. Ever. Writers Write. No excuses. >Writer’s Manifesto (pdf)
You are unique. Don’t imitate others. Find your Voice and tell your story. If you don’t do it – nobody else will. >Writer’s Manifesto (pdf)