Spark in the Dark / 11 January 2023

Take a leap of faith with your creativity

I’ve been thinking about creative patterns and behaviours a lot recently. So often we follow tried and trusted paths for our creative pursuits. It’s easier. It’s comfortable. It works. But sometimes it’s worth taking a chance. A risk. Doing something a bit new. A bit unexpected. Something that might even be a bit scary. And […]

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Inspiration / 3 May 2022


I recently had the privilege of going on my first work trip to California since the pandemic. It was a feast for the senses, with rich colours, unique scents, sea breezes, soft sunlight, city sounds, ocean spray and everything else in between. It was a truly rejuvenating experience. I feel lucky to have been able […]

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Lovebomb / 29 January 2022

A Bob Dylan poem

I recently renovated my office at home and put up my treasured Bob Dylan poster on the wall. Not only is Bob Dylan an artistic hero of mine, he also plays a huge role for me in learning about the craft of great writing. As for the poster; the story of how I acquired it […]

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Inspiration / 31 May 2021

Con Flair

Thanks for the crazy ad today, dearest internet. As Nicolas Cage himself said in the classic movie The Rock – “”Uh, yeah, okay, that’s about the most awful thing I’ve ever seen.”

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Inspiration / 20 January 2019

every day I have the blues

It would have been my father’s 77th birthday today. He is gone almost 10 years now. I wrote this piece after BB King passed away and it is as much about my dad as it is about him. When I was a kid we listened to a lot of music in my house. My dad […]

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Uncategorized / 23 August 2018

Creativity takes time

Having one of those days where I need to remind myself that you can’t force yourself to be creative. These things take time. So, I am going back to some writing exercises and idea starters to just kickstart my brain. I often find that I just need to ease myself into a state of flow. […]

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Inspiration / 25 May 2018

Jean Luc Godard on stories

Such a great reminder to not be bound by rules and traditional forms. Play with it. Beyond Godard, modern cinema has so many great examples of it  – like Memento by Christopher Nolan, Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino or Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa – and contemporary television shows like True Detective and Westworld thrive on […]

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