for a living is a great job. A dream job some might say. But like any
long-term occupation it comes with its tics, its frontline injuries, its
are a few:
Condition: Carpal tunnel
that typing, mousing and running frustrated fingers through ones hair
rents havoc on the wrists! Rehab: Rest, wrapping the affected area,
Condition: Walking into walls
writer one’s imagination is never entirely switched off. When I was a
child my parents thought I might have a hearing problem. The specialist
diagnosed me a condition known as being “Off with the Fairies”. Oh the
number of times I’ve looked up and had no idea how I got there!
Mindfulness by way of yoga is a necessity.
yourself out at a café, having a deep and meaningful with a friend. If
there is a writer nearby, chances are they’ll hang on your every word.
None necessary. (We have to get ideas from somewhere!)
who will die in movies
always been the perfect movie watcher, happily going exactly where the
filmmakers lead me. Laughing where they want me to laugh, crying where
they want me to cry, not picking the twist until it happens. Only now,
with a working knowledge of writerish crafty things called “story beats”
and “three act structure”, so often I see plot twists coming a mile
away! Its an honest to goodness tragedy!
Watch really great movies that sweep you up so thoroughly you have no
chance to unpick the threads as they are woven around you.
Compulsion to Photograph Handsome Male Strangers
gorgeous specimen of manhood - hero material if you will - walks into my
vision, I’ve been known to stare unashamedly and quickly jot down
details such as the way his hairs sits, eye slant, grin shape...
I’ve never gone so far as to snap a quick pic, but I’d be surprised if
others haven’t! Therefore no rehab necessary.
serious. And it’s real. (Thankfully it’s also tax deductible