100 days. 100 writers. 100 stories. 1 amazing project.

100 days. 100 writers. 100 stories. 1 amazing project.

For the past 16 months I have been involved in an incredible project with 100 other writers to commemorate 100 lives of the First World War. As the project draws to a close I wanted to reflect on the impact it has had on me.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Posted by : lisa

Posted by : lisa

I've decided to have my mid-life crisis a year early and do a bunch of slightly random, sometimes crazy, things to mark my 39th yeardom.

Best bits of 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Posted by : lisa

Posted by : lisa

It's not quite a tradition yet, but for the second year running I wanted to record my favourite bits of the year (the ones I can remember anyway). They're mostly writing/book/paper related. Happy new year!

Welcome to The Great Puzzle

My name is Lisa Davison. It's also Lisa Andrews - because we are never just one thing at one time, and I'm terrible with choice. I've been a journalist and editor for the past 20 years, writing features on everything from how to be the perfect tamagotchi parent - Remember them? No? You missed out - to how an energy company steered a course through the banking crisis.

 

I was also an entertainment and film journo for Heat magazine and popcorn.co.uk. My expert knowledge on celebrity sex lives is so last century, but I do still hold the dubious distinction of being the only person to write anything positive enough about Battlefield Earth for it to end up on the DVD cover.*

 

In 2016, I set up the digital literary and arts magazine all the sins with my co-editor Sinéad Keegan.

 

The Great Puzzle started out as a place for me to waffle on about reading, writing and my unhealthy fascination with paper. Now, it's starting to become a place where I waffle on about, well, anything, really. I can't promise that the weird posts about my obsession with paper will stop, though. You can find out more about what I do on the cunningly-titled About page. Thanks for falling down the rabbit hole with me...

 

* The quote was 'fantastic special effects'. 

Alice And Curtain Final

 

A word from the wise:

'The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.' Terry Pratchet

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This week I am mostly reading:

Connect: how companies succeed by engaging radically with society - John Browne, Robin Nuttall, Tommy Stadlen