writer, paddleboarder, occasional knitter

Month: March 2014

Potluck of Randomness

Potluck of Randomness

The perception, in the film and TV industry, that scripts are free and writers can live on air, really gets up my nose. Of course, plenty of friends get together to collaborate on projects for the fun of it and/or to get something off the […]

Perfection and Pantsing

Perfection and Pantsing

Here I am posting the Monday column on Tuesday morning, which I might have known was going to to bite me in the bum. Oh well. I hope you can all forgive me. The main reason for this appalling tardiness is that I spent yesterday […]

Will Hays Appointed Movie Czar

Will Hays Appointed Movie Czar

The talk of Hollywood at the present time is of course the appointment of former Postmaster General (and campaign manager and confidante of President Harding) Will H. Hays as President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA). Mr Hays was invited to this post by […]

Lost in Tinseltown

Lost in Tinseltown

One summer when I was living in Vancouver, I got to be friendly with a jockey named David who was working at Hastings Racecourse, and, as you might expect, I accidentally became his wife for the evening. There was some fancy event at the racecourse […]

Home Swede Home

Home Swede Home

I was sitting in a shed in the bottom of somebody’s garden – I say ‘somebody’ because I literally didn’t know who they were – when my friend Anette called. “Everything’s fine,” I reassured her (and myself). “Lia’s son let me in and helped me […]