for writers and readers….

What makes a good plot? It’s all to do with the implicit promise that lies behind it – John Mullan QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Plot is not just a sequence of connected events (in this sense, every TV drama or novel equally has a plot). It is something rarer: the unfolding of a hidden … Continue reading

March 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

15 literary genres (some you’ve heard of; some you haven’t and some that will surprise you…)

Robert McCrum in Monday’s Guardian published a list of 15 different modern literary genres. Not sure how far he was having fun, but even so some surprising omissions. 1. Lit … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 7 Comments