for writers and readers….

Could you give a bad ending to a good character? Kate Atkinson’s views might be a bit unfashionable…QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The legacy of the fairy story in my brain is that everything will work out. In fiction it would be very hard for me, as a writer, to give a … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · 5 Comments

S is for SPOILER

In 2011 the University of San Diego’s psychology department researched the way readers react to stories where the end is revealed at the beginning. Subjects were given a dozen short … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments