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Literary Names (and the seductive qualities of research) Writing article number 7 from the archives

This post is really about the dangers of being seduced by research. It all started with a tiny snippet of irrelevant information on twitter telling me that a popular girl’s … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 11 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Narnia author C.S. LEWIS on not giving tuppence about being original

No man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 2 Comments


Using letter writing as a narrative structure has a long history. Here are some examples…. Dangerous Liaisons written by Pierre de Laclos just before the French Revolution. Most of it … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 10 Comments