5 Day Poetry Challenge

5 Day Poetry Challenge

In the last week of June 2019, I took part in Arvon's 5 Day Poetry Challenge as a chance to rediscover my relationship with poetry. And the experience was bloody brilliant.

Archive for Category: imagination

National Poetry Day

Friday, September 16, 2016

Posted by : Lisa

Posted by : Lisa

Think you don't like/can't write poetry? You haven't met the very talented Lucy Furlong. I'm excited to announce that I shall be helping this bloomin' marvellous poet - alongside my all the sins co-editor Sinead Keegan - to spread poetic joy and cheer this coming National Poetry Day - 6th October.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Posted by : lisa

Posted by : lisa

When I agreed to tweet a story idea every day for a month back in April I knew it would be tough, but I never expected to discover quite such a diversity of ideas tucked away. Some were great, some were dire, some were downright mental, but each proved that if you keep your eyes and ears peeled ideas can spring from all manner of unusual places.

An idea a day...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Posted by : lisa

Posted by : lisa

When friend and fellow blogger Sinead Keegan suggested we tweet one story idea a day for 30 days, I agreed immediately. One week in, it turns out this challenge might finally lay to rest an old and particularly lame ghost of mine.

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


This week I am mostly reading:

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