Poem, “I Can’t Breathe”


.If the world didn’t call out your name You would be just one more number Not the first nor the last… Just another one… biting the dust… . But, . We’re weary of seeing blood being shed Especially, by those who are meant to protect… . Except, he was pinned to the ground, unarmed! “They’re killing me,” he said to his mum… It’s a life … Continue reading Poem, “I Can’t Breathe”

Mirage, Marriage, Memoir – Poem


He looked good and had a lot, So she entered the mirage – Only, she had failed to notice Ugliness & lack, inside. Their mirage turned to a marriage From hell – especially for her… Technically, it was not a marriage – She was not the only girl. Damn. Had she known before. Man! Had she shut that door. Now, things are not as they … Continue reading Mirage, Marriage, Memoir – Poem

Developmental Editing – What a Novel Idea: Part 1


I remember when I wrote my very first fiction book – over ten years ago. I was so proud of it. I must have produced about 50,000 words and I could not wait to unleash my ‘masterpiece’ on the world…🖋️ I did actually submit it to one publishing house (this is such a funny story – I might share it one day). I received a … Continue reading Developmental Editing – What a Novel Idea: Part 1

STORYTELLING – Script Editor Interview


Lights, camera, action! 😂 TV script editor Amy Reith has worked with some of the greatest story minds (arguably) – in various roles – across BBC4’s, Sky One’s and Sky Atlantic’s productions… What I really like about Amy though is that she’s a sweet and down to earth woman… I’ll let you know how we met (funny story) – in part 2 of the interview… … Continue reading STORYTELLING – Script Editor Interview

Creative Writing – Novels vs. Nonfiction vs. Poetry


I’m a trained non fiction editor and journalist. I’m also a self-taught poet with two poetry books to my name. I enjoy locating problems with non fiction pieces and love seeing the fruits of good editing. Non fiction writing and editing are relatively straight forward. They’re all about reality and research. You don’t have to remember made up characters nor look for creative ways to … Continue reading Creative Writing – Novels vs. Nonfiction vs. Poetry

One More Poem – Shielded Memories


I had said that while working on my novel I’d put the brakes on writing poetry. And, I have kept to that until now. However,on Wednesday, my friend/mentor’s body was cremated. I had been invited to say a few words at her funeral… Barbara was a big supporter of my poetry and often expressed her desire to be in the audience when I performed. Sadly, … Continue reading One More Poem – Shielded Memories

7 Answers – Interview & Introduction


A few months ago, I was featured in “Seven Questions…” – a popular column of a UK based newspaper for the Polish diaspora. The interview format was quite unusual. I was given a number of one word/two-word questions to choose from and asked to develop answers based on whatever reflections they triggered in my mind. When the interview came out I promised my English-speaking readers … Continue reading 7 Answers – Interview & Introduction

Extraordinary Things in Ordinary Places


Two weeks have passed since my poetry evening. I’ve had some time to reflect and would love to share my thoughts with you… The event was a success. The venue turned out to be the right one, and it was full. Due to previously mentioned last-minute changes, I had less than 3,5 weeks to promote the show, hence filling it up was probably one of … Continue reading Extraordinary Things in Ordinary Places

Poetry Evening – Only 7 Days Away


I’m beginning to get those butterflies whenever I think that my first poetry evening in years is only 7 days away! Thank God, in spite of initial roadblocks, I’m calm and positive about it… All in all, those are friendly butterflies – they can stay, for now, as long as they don’t misbehave. It’s not butterflies that make this event special though, but the artists … Continue reading Poetry Evening – Only 7 Days Away