A change is as good as a rest!

A quick glance at my stories will show that I haven’t written or published anything on Medium for almost four months. It’s crazy to acknowledge how fast the time has gone this year. Time flies, whether or not you’re having fun, as the year of the Covid pandemic has proved…

A return to the essay archive for International Holocaust Memorial Day.

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This essay was written in 1999 as part of my A-level Religious Studies coursework, and earned a 92% mark. It was written from an academic point of view, as I have no direct links with the Holocaust or its survivors, so it contains little of my own opinions. The text…

How a single job interview changed me as a writer

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During my late teens I was a bit of a tragic poet. What I lacked in long hair and open-collared shirts I made up for in obscure rhyming verse that people either found depressing or just didn’t understand. Writing novels was always the long-term goal, but poetry seemed to come…

Two men meet after years apart, only for their connection to come to an abrupt end.

“Votive” by LunaSeaArt on Pixabay

Father Molloy struck a match against the side of the box and swore as it broke. He looked skyward and apologised for his language, before selecting another match from the box and striking it against the sandpaper strip. The head of the match lit this time, but the stick snapped…

How I learned to stop worrying about subsistence, and focus on growth.

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This month, Seraphim Pictures, the company I co-founded in January 2006 with Welsh actor James Morgan, turns fifteen years old. I’ve written elsewhere about how and why our Company was formed (which you can read below) but I haven’t written much about what has happened since, and how it has…

Happy New Year to you all. I very rarely write New Year’s blog posts (not just because the opportunity comes around only once a year) or make resolutions, as I…

Daniel Lyddon

Writer-producer, owner of Seraphim Pictures, Gwion Press & Dia del Nacho. Brand Ambassador for Huel & Zox. Investor in Paus.tv https://danonfilm.8b.io/

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