Three Year Anniversary & My First Ever Love Letter

Hey you. Yes you. We made it! Three years. My longest successful relationship so far. And boy, I can tell you that it’s been an amazing three years. I have to admit that I’ve only just realised how much I love you (yes, you) and I know I should have realised it earlier, right?  Most…

Cheerios: Extract from a Story

I decided to break the news over a bottle of wine; there is no need to be uncivil about these things, after all. Amber, I imagined myself saying, I loved you for twenty two years but I no longer do and I think it would be best for us to go our separate ways. I…

GUINNESS

–It’s Welsh. — It is? — What is? — It’s Irish. Obviously. — Most people think it’s Irish. The man who’s famous for creating it – — was Irish — was Irish, right but was actually travelling from Wales to Ireland when he [SOUND OF A CAMERA SHUTTER] — Guinness. We’re talking about Guinness? —…

8 Tips for Creating Semi-Autobiographical Work

I’m currently working on my latest play, For a Black Girl. It’s a semi-autobiographical, semi-verbatim exploration of the experiences of BAME (predominantly female BAME) citizens in the UK. To use a little less jargon, I used dialogue from situations I’ve encountered in my life and also dialogue collated from discussions with people I have known, to shape…

UNBOXING MY BOOK

So I want to share this with you guys 🙂 When I was going through the earlier drafts of the novel, one of the most motivating things for me was watching other peoples’ unboxing videos on youtube, thinking, ‘Work at this, Nikki! That’ll be you soon.’ THE DAY HAS COME. I hope you enjoy. Also…

2017 Writing Goals

Happy new year everybody! I hope you’ve had fun making/not making your resolutions. I’m a firm believer in setting goals for myself every year and you know what? I tend to accomplish most if not all of them! (It’s possible! You can do this!) These aren’t ALL my goals (I’m also a firm believer in…

My Wife

She’s like a succubus; she gets happier as I get sadder. – Overheard

20 Things I’ve Learnt Whilst Writing My Novel

Can I be honest? Can I be honest?! (I’m going to be honest) I should be writing my novel right now but…I haven’t blogged in a while. And I honestly feel like procrastinating. So I haven’t posted any poems or short stories on my blog for what feels like AGES because I have been busy…