Personal Essays

My Ugly Duckling Manifesto

This is the story behind my Thought Catalog article ‘To Every Girl Who’s Convinced She’s Still An Ugly Duckling‘. When people see a photo of my boyfriend, or meet him in person, their reaction is always, “Well done!” And they should – he’s a good-looking guy of the tall, dark and handsome variety. Strangers, colleagues, …

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Film Writing

How To Write A Screenplay

how to write a screenplay

You pick a deadline for your first screenplay. You’ve got a treatment and index cards and even a mood board. You make a calendar with reminders in big red writing and plan to write 10 pages a day. You are so ready for this! #buzzing #amwriting #storyteller Life sees your careful planning and laughs, throws …

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Travel

The Grand Escape Plan

Yesterday my boyfriend and I booked our accommodation in the south of France. Suddenly, this mad plan feels very real. A year and four months. That is how long we’ve been talking about it. If it’s the first you’re hearing of it, sorry. But in our defense we didn’t really believe we’d actually do it …

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