Top 10 songs about obsession to inspire your writing

Songs about obsession can offer writers an emotional gateway into love's dark and edgier cousin. From The Police's 'Every breath you take' and The Human League's 'Don’t you want me baby' to Morrisey's 'The more you ignore me' and Blondie's 'One way or another', there's so much inspiration! Here’s my Top Ten tunes about the … Continue reading Top 10 songs about obsession to inspire your writing

Original girl power: celebrating funk feminism in YA

Summer 2018 will see the 20th anniversary of the era-defining The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and er, Destiny's Child self-titled release. But one landmark is unlikely to be on your radar: the 45th anniversary of Betty Davis' self-titled LP.   Betty who, you ask? Betty was the first of her kind: a musician completely at … Continue reading Original girl power: celebrating funk feminism in YA

Romancing the stone: The man who built a magic castle to lost love

To say that the man who claimed to have mastered the building techniques of the ancient Egyptians was enigmatic is somewhat an understatement. Edward Leedskalnin’s monumental love letter in stone to his teen fiancé is as mysterious and incredible a feat as any Old Kingdom pyramid. You see, Ed knocked up his megalithic mega-structure(s) single-handed. … Continue reading Romancing the stone: The man who built a magic castle to lost love