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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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!

New story published

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Posted by : lisa

Posted by : lisa

Very excited to have one of my short stories published online by the excellent new women's magazine Libertine.

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