Ongoing Projects

These times call for Big Thoughts. To accompany these, I’ve been thinking about all those wonderful Little Things.

A 2017 project, capturing brief observations of daily commutes by bus through Edinburgh.

ShiverWriggle was launched at the end of June 2009 and published several hundred pieces of fiction and non-fiction over the following four years. A ShiverWriggle Hiatus was announced in November 2013, and a slimmed-down version of the website (with much of the content archived) was quietly relaunched in June 2016. Though there have been a few posts since, the site is still getting up to speed again, and currently publishing at a much more leisurely pace than before.

Previous Projects

Crow and Oxley
In 2009, Lydia collaborated with Sheffield-based singer/songwriter Andrew Oxley to record six songs together: the original compositions ‘Goodnight’, ‘Hold Me Closer’, ‘My Prayer’, ‘Nightcap’ and ‘This Beach’; and the traditional folk song ‘The Water is Wide’.

My Year in Twain
A challenge to live life according to Mark Twain, with a specific quote to consider every fortnight throughout 2012. These were documented in a series of essays on this website. The essays are not currently available as they have been removed to be rewritten and published in a single collection.

2013: Crowdfunding
Documenting the aim to fund at least one crowd-sourced project or creative venture every month throughout 2013.

2013: Year of Music
Documenting the aim to buy or download at least one new album every week throughout 2013.

2013: Year of Reading
Documenting the aim to read at least one book a month, for no other reason than just to read and (hopefully) enjoy it, throughout 2013.

#MicroMay: Microfiction May
Writing a ten-word or less piece of microfiction each and every day throughout the month of May 2013.

Writing and sending a postcard for every day of Lent 2014. There were eight groups of five postcards:  #AMurderofCrows #FirstLines #LiteraryTrivia #MicroChallenge #PostcardChallenge #PostcardPoetry #ToveQuotes #WritingHabits. The majority of the postcards were sent to people within the United Kingdom, but some went as far afield as Australia, Canada and the United States of America.