There's a sweet-spot I'm always looking for when I'm writing, and I don't always find it, but it's when I stop writing the characters' lines and they just start talking of their own accord. The characters just lift off the page and every word becomes somehow inevitable because that's simply how those characters talk - that's how those characters respond to the given situation.
Time has flown by once again since my last post. With the solar system, earth and my mind still in tact (just about); all
The birthplace of poet and playwright William Shakespeare is a great place to visit - but before you head off to Stratford-upon-Avon, follow our six tips to make sure your trip is "such stuff that dreams are made of".
Every day my family and I consider ourselves lucky to be living in one of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds.
If you could ask Shakespeare one thing, what would it be? Building on this question, the MA Shakespeare and Creativity students
In a couple of days' time, Stratford on Avon District Council goes to court in its latest attempt to stop 800 houses and a fast link road being built on historic greenfield in the hamlet of Shottery, right behind the family cottage of Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway.
Only in England could this happen: in a few days' time a judicial review will decide whether the countryside immediately surrounding Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon can be torn up to make way for a new housing estate. No, seriously.
Whatever literary and theatrical reasons there may be to account for Shakespeare's unlimitedness, the power of his language must top them all! It is through his verbal art that Shakespeare managed to breathe eternity into the old stories of his sources. Strip off the language and little is left, you will hear oft.
The immortal value of a physical book is no news. Yet you will agree that the growing proliferation of audiobooks is remarkable
The 400 years have made it clear by now that we can never get enough of Shakespeare. And it is high time there was an official National Shakespeare Night.