Ten Tips to Write A Love Song

It is nice to love and be loved, so the fact that so many artists turn to love for inspiration is no surprise. While Nick Cave has described love songs as “a howl in the void”, they don’t really have to be that morbid. Love songs have the potential to be brilliant (Wichita Lineman). But […]

Valentines Poetry #2 – 19

As part of Valentine’s examination on modern love, Motley has delved into the world of bad dates, personal essays and poetry. Our second in a poetry series, an anonymous poet lets us in on the inner workings of their heart.    19   This feeling will be the one we chase for the rest  of […]

Bisexuality: Best of both worlds or the Pariah of the Queer Community?

As part of a special series of poems, essays and articles dedicated to St. Valentine’s, Mary De Martino lets us in on the tricky journey to figuring it all out.    When I was a child I always knew I was “different”. I always knew that I was attracted to boys, but also to girls, […]

Valentines Poetry #1 – Lust Me Again

As part of Valentine’s examination on modern love, Motley has delved into the world of bad dates, personal essays and poetry. Our first in a poetry series, Ilsa Flynn spills her guts in her poetry.    Lust Me Again Tomorrow Baby   Lust me again tomorrow baby,  Before I realise what it means, Before it […]

A Love Letter to Precedented Times

A final year student writes a lament for the good times gone.   Dear University Experience,   During our time together, I sustained good grades but also greatly enjoyed your social side– a good work-life balance you could say. Like many students, I had filled the months of 2020 with many ambitions and wishes – […]

A Toxic Lockdown Love Affair

The international lockdowns weighed heavy on relationships globally. Hannah Emerson talks to Motley about how it affected hers.