Monday, February 20, 2012


First up, thanks to Dolores DeGiacomo for the interview yesterday. For those of you that didn't get the chance to hear it live, you can listen to the podcast. It's half an hour long and is about my life, my past, my future and my writing.

Secondly, I've nearly finished the short story for this month's Write1Sub1. I'll have it done by the end of the week and hopefully submitted somewhere by the Sunday.

Thirdly, my drama group have decided on the play for May: Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn. It's a time travelling comedy/thriller and I will probably play the baddy...again. Mwahahahahahahahahaha.

Fourthly, I've finished March's column for Writing Raw and emailed it off.

The two novels and play have been on standby as I haven't felt able to add to them, but they will have new material by next Monday, a promise you can hold me to. If I don't...well, you can decide the punishment.

Finally, here's an interesting snippet of information that came from a book I have just finished reading.

"The human brain emanates electronic impulses at very low frequencies: similar to, but far weaker than, the radio waves used to communicate with submarines." (Alan Weisman, The World Without Us, p274)

Now that is something that can be used as a scientific basis for mind-reading, thought transference, the force or anything else similar. It also adds to the growing body of evidence that the human body is capable of so much more than we can imagine, let alone know. I wonder what else we will discover in the coming decades?

See you Wednesday.


Lisa Shafer said...

You've certainly been busy.

E. Arroyo said... son has extra active electrical charges in his brain. Not sure what that means.

Karen S. said...

Thanks for sharing your interview, I found it very interesting! I especially like where you begin with each of your characters. Trapped! Amazing isn't how we can look into our own life and find answers...I also focus on removing any and all objects, people or etc that are negative, there just isn't time for drama like that,ever! Laughing as you say is the important way to focus on everything really...even on those dark moments that you allow to stay briefly....then out it goes...I add to that just laugh it all away! Okay one more last comment, when you said, "nasty horrible pieces of work" (in your theatre acting) I bet you play a good villian as well as a funny man! It was really nice learning so much about who you are! Thanks for sharing it! (I think you may have given her a few tips) to aid in her life coaching!

Martin Willoughby said...

Lisa: It doesn't feel like it, but I guess so.

EA: It means you shouldn't have any thoughts when you're near him or he'll know.

Karen: Thankyou for listening. I think every writer delves into their life for inspiration and I love playing villains. One day I might want to play the hero, but not too often.

Patti said...

You sound like a busy guy. Good luck playing the bad guy.

Martin Willoughby said...

Patti: I'm assuming I'll get the part. No one else wants ot play it and I love playing bad guys. Must be my mean streak.

KLo said...

It takes a memorable actor to pull off a baddy ... and congrats on all the good writing (and talking ;-)) you're doing!

Caitlin said...

Crap, I missed it! I'll have to download the podcast. Good luck with finishing your short story for the month!

Martin Willoughby said...

KLo: I'm told my performances are memorable, but it's the smirk on people's faces when they say it that worry me.

Caitlin: The story's almost done now, so it's time to swallow my fear and sub it.