2018 is shaping up to be a massive year for my career! August will see my drama ‘The Holding’ be performed six times, as part of the Old Church Theatre’s 2018 programme. My thanks to Rebecca at Heartland Plays for her support.
Can’t sleep. (As is often the case.) Thinking is this the place to share? I’m an artist. The decision is made: Shape of a Man I breathe. Like you, I have a pulse. Like you, I bleed. The constants are few, The inconsistencies many. What then, is the shape of a man?
In order to be a true reflection of the human condition; art is the antithesis of control. Control, by its nature, inhibits. It dulls, it coerces, it is the will of another and not the artist. Yet control features prominently in the psychological make-up of most, if not all of us: at least to a … More The Freedom Of Expression
What the reviewers thought: “Dan Weatherer has taken a well-known story and added his own little twist to it. There is still a lot that is unknown about what actually happened. Dan Weatherer has taken this opportunity to tell you a tale of what could have happened, and to be honest, after reading this, I … More ‘Crippen’ now available in Paperback
I’m known (incorrectly) as an author of horror. (I say incorrectly because horror conjures up images of Dracula, Zombies and other such B-movie stereotypes.) I often write about horrific themes, but I draw inspiration from my experiences and the world as a whole. The poem below was written in response to a piece of art … More Anorexia, the Media, and Body Image in the 21st Century.
After an enforced lay-off, work has begun on my next novel. I’m in no rush to complete it, instead, I’m content to let it take form naturally. What can you expect? The usual dash of darkness, with a smattering of paranormal and oodles of unpleasantness. The prologue is written. The piece remains untitled. Work continues…
…but I can’t give you any details. Sorry. I will when I can. 2018 will see my work appear courtesy of two respected (and high-profile) presses. For that, I am grateful. Shortest blog post ever?
I believe writing is the act of perpetual giving. As an author, a great deal of my life experiences have been shared with my readers, in one form or another. 2017 saw me look towards initiating a couple of projects locally that both highlight and inspire the authors and poets at work in Stoke on … More The Importance Of Paying It Forward
A glowing review of a piece I submitted to Blackshaw Theatre, for the recent ScareSlam event: The Watching Eye Written by Dan Weatherer Performed by Ellie Pitkin ‘The Watching Eye’ tells the story of a couple who find themselves in a desperately creepy, remote cottage. In classical horror story style, strange things begin to happen … More London Pub Theatre Review – The Watching Eye (ScareSlam, Old Red Lion Theatre, London)
‘Legend of the Chained Oak’ and ‘Beige’ both feature at this weekend’s massive horror convention. I hope attendees enjoy our efforts. The films are scheduled for the Sunday.