Heart of Darkness

‘So I woke up cold again. Even with a nice puffy duvet and not one but two blankets, I was cold. Even though Bono had crept under the covers during the night, and even with our combined body heat, I was still flipping cold. ‘It’s funny really, Mum used to tell me that there are…

Writing exercise: Writing dialogue

Brief: Write a scene in which there are two people. One person is highly sophisticated, posh and is in a position of power. The other person is uneducated and has no power, they must try to convince the person in power to change their mind over something. For added hilarity, swap the implied accents around….

A Sonnet

I, Angus Broadbent have written a Sonnet! Here it is: A Sonnet When I think about writing a Sonnet, fourteen lines spring to mind with ten syllables per line and a pentameter. Not forgetting four lines in three sets, with rhyming couplets in a Shakespearean manner. A single rhyming couplet at the end. This is…

Uni

Being back at University is great. Just being around other like minded people is already helping me with the creative process. I’m feeling more motivated than ever to actually write a book. I currently have two ideas on the go at the moment and will hopefully decide on which one to focus on after my…

Homework for this weeks lecture: The Demon Parrot

“At the end of the road, turn left.” “You heard the Sat Nav, Dafydd,” The Parrot chirped menacingly in his ear. Dafydd felt claws digging deeper into his left shoulder. “Not much further now Dafydd, keep your eyes on the road, no funny business.” The tighter the talons dug into his shoulder, the tighter Dafydd…

A writing exercise: Franz Kafka II

The task: Write a passage in which somebody creeps up on someone else, as if you were describing a sequence of shots in an old silent movie. The rain poured hard against the cobbled street, muffling my footsteps. But still, I held my breath. The moon lit up my path, a full moon that glinted down the narrow street. He…

A writing exercise: Franz Kafka I

The task: 1) Write the opening of a piece in which a character awakes to find that something impossibly extraordinary has happened to them overnight – and then decides to go to work as normal. Your opening should contain redundant words it should also involve symbolic hints to the reader of psycho-sexual depths unknown to…

I’m going back to Uni!

Exciting times, I’ve been offered a place to study Creative Writing at Masters level at Oxford Brookes University and you know what? I’m going to accept that offfer! I think I may post some of my writing up on here if I think it’s good enough so watch this space. Things are certainly looking up.

DOS II (Divinity Original Sin 2)

Ever played Dungeons and Dragons before? It’s wonderful and is a really fun way to spend an evening with friends. Unfortunately it’s not always that easy to arrange meet ups for a campaign especially when you’ve moved home to the wrong side of the country. DOS II is the solution. DOS II is a turn…

Slow weekend

Not a whole lot has been happening to me lately so I’m just going to fill you in on what I’ve been up to. I attended an open day at Oxford Brookes University. Went swimming. Made some important phone calls. Threw snowballs for my dog; Holly to catch in her mouth. Played some games. That’s…