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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

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: Magic for grown ups

photo credit: Iguana Jo via photopin cc Magic Realism is a literary genre where extraordinary and magical things happen but – and this is probably the defining quality – the … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Did You Know Vanessa, Lorna and Wendy are…

made up names by 1) Jonathan Swift 2) R.D. Blackmore 3) J.M. Barrie

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment