Diary of a Writer – Coping Mechanisms 5

Embarking on a new Season at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in online format with Angela by Mark Ravenhill and starring Pam Ferris in the title role, held out promise for things to come later in the year.

The theatre had organised a virtual bar and we were able to sit at home and chat with other theatre goers. We met a nice lady from Balerno we hadn’t met before and also Mairi Rosko, the theatre’s Development Director. Not the same as being in the actual bar – but hey, it helps.

Excellent walk in the arctic temp today with a longtime friend. Visited Warriston cemetery where I hadn’t been previously and bumped into (yes, really) two young friends on the way back. Non-guided tour of the tram works as we attempted to follow the Diversion signs. Goodness, there is a lot of the Eastern New Town.

I’m busy working up my talk on writing drama for Edinburgh Writers’ Club ( Monday 26th April at 7.30 – tickets from Eventbrite).

Today is Publication Day for friend Jo Allen’s latest story in her Lake District detective series. Death on the Lake is available here

May be an image of sky and text that says "Three young people on a boat. Vodka and the wrong sort of coke. JOALLEN DEATH ON THE LAKE Three people aboat. Vodka and nd wrong ot What possibly wrong? What could possibly go wrong? DCI Satterthwaite #5 Now available.or Kindle and in paperback Free to read on KU"

So, together with Sandi Toksvig’s wonderful Between the Stops and Olga Wojtas’s Miss Blaine’s Pupil and the Vampire Menace, my reading material is sorted.

Keep Safe,

Anne