- Saturday09/12/201711:00 am - 4:30 pm
How to be A Good Dog
(“Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it thinks about dogs” John Osborne)
A to-the-point guide to being a five star critic.
From a blisteringly brutal guide to being honest about why you want to be / why you think you could be a critic, How To Be A Good Dog offers :
a comprehensive list of the tough questions you should be asking yourself before putting bum to seat, let alone digit to keyboard,
The Decent Critic’s Guide to Behaviour at a Gig,
a helpful look at style, register, finding your voice and basic cliché avoidance
lessons on self editing, writing to a word count and the ghastly, but seemingly unavoidable Star System.
NB The short section on What Not To Do might amuse, but is meant to horrify.
Senior Comedy Critic Scotsman / Scotland on Sunday
Written for Evening Standard, Observer, Attitude, Diva, Radio Times, Festivals Magazine, Evening News, Italia Magazine, Independent Magazines, Erotic Review.
Reviewed comedy, theatre, restaurants and porn.
Written guide books to Venice, Florence, Rome, London and Lesbian Sex.