interview with Les Femmes Folles

Earlier this month Samantha and I were interviewed about our first collaborative digital book, Dirty Laundry, by Les Femmes Folles,an organisation and online journal supporting and celebrating all forms, styles and levels of art. Posting up the initial drafts made me think more deeply about my personal writing processes and how those were adapting to the … Continue reading interview with Les Femmes Folles

Flashing around: June 2014 round-up

Mildred passed Ernie the small silver jug of cream and he attempted to balance the blue cup and saucer on the thick ridges of his corduroy trousers. extract from 'Things We Do Not Talk About' June has been a flash-fiction month for me, perhaps appropriately as it has the shortest night of the year. National … Continue reading Flashing around: June 2014 round-up

A Tailored View (with photos)

* The original version of this post was published, sans images, on the Bespoke(n) website* One of the disturbing and joyful things about collaboration is that it opens you up to seeing the world through a different lens. Since Bespoke(n) started, I have become more visually aware, taking note of the details of coat fastenings and fabric … Continue reading A Tailored View (with photos)

Pitch-perfect: filming from a writer’s perspective

Filming the two.5 crowdfunding pitch video from two different continents.

My laptop is balanced on top of a stack of boardgames, on top of a chair, on top of a glass coffee-table. I’m wearing lipstick, a pin-stripe jacket, and half a can of hairspray. Safely out of shot, i’m also wearing tartan PJs & slippers. The two large pictures that normally hang on the wall behind me are stacked precariously against the sofa.

‘Try with the over-head light off.’

filming the pitch video

Despite our best efforts, filming has overrun and we’re losing natural light in my sitting room in London. Samantha is instructing me through various different counter-acting methods until she’s happy with the colour and the shade on the screen and we can film the next paragraph in the script of our crowdfunding video.

This is our second filming session. We’re filming ‘live’ in London and New York, recording a Skype call with a cheap (but not free) application called Call Recorder

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