Monthly Archives: March 2011

THIS is why I read romance

I love Jennifer Crusie. She is so many of those words that don’t mean much one after the other, like wise, funny, insightful, sympathetic, sexy and incredibly human. Or rather, her writing is. I don’t know the woman personally. I … Continue reading

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I cracked the Moment of Capitulation!

yesterday I had an epiphany about the moment of capitulation – to my mind the hardest part of a romance to write well. It is the moment when the hero/heroine give in to being together, which means it’s also the … Continue reading

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I praise the dialogue

I’m still going on about Doctor Who, if you’ll forgive me. This could continue for some time… So. The new Matt Smith Doctor has just crash-landed in the garden of Amelia Pond (7, Scottish) then insisted that she feed him … Continue reading

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“I don’t want to go”

The Doctor is such a great character – he has enough internal angst to keep a show going, and beloved, over 31 seasons. Pretty epic personal angst. (For those of you who haven’t spent the last week sick in bed … Continue reading

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excitement!!!

I have only just caught up with the fact that Spielberg is making a motion-capture Tintin movie. That alone I could probably take or leave, but add these facts to it: The screenplay is by Steven Moffat (Matt Smith-era Doctor … Continue reading

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creative thinking

this post is not about writing. You know when someone throws a spanner in a plan, and it looks like whatever you were going to do is now undoable? And as annoying as that is, there’s that tiny part of … Continue reading

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Hot Fuzz is a perfect movie

punkt. just watched it again, and I’m still in awe of it. The characterisation of Sgt Angel is flawless, from the cop so good he has to be banished from London for making everyone else look bad, to the small … Continue reading

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