Life in Laytonia:  A Kiss On The Bottom

Life in Laytonia: A Kiss On The Bottom

In 1960, in my first term at drama school, I wrote a short story.  Probably in my bedsit during a lonely weekend in the big city, I don’t recall. Short story shorter, I sold it to the BBC’s ‘Morning Story’ getting myself an acting job at the same time. Written an...
Life in Laytonia:  Write On!

Life in Laytonia: Write On!

Writing a regular column/blog/stream of consciousness, call it what you like, is very different to the kind of writing I did in a career that I “enjoyed” for many years The use of parentheses? Because writing for me was a reasonably successful second career that I had...
Life in Laytonia:  A Kiss On The Bottom

Life in Laytonia: Words & Pictures

It’s curious, but when I see words on the page or on the computer screen or written anywhere, to me they look like what they mean. Take the word ‘look’ that I have just written.  The double OO.  Two eyes, looking. The word ‘curious’ has a curious look about...