Monthly Archives: January 2012

a world full of things that are happening elsewhere

I’ve become aware recently of a writing technique I’ve developed over the last couple of years. Its genesis was probably in my lessons with Sonia Orchard, who could always be counted on to say, “This is very general. I want … Continue reading

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and then there was fan fiction

It took a long time for me to be okay with reading romance (trashy genre fiction with swooning water-coloured heroines on the cover). Then I went into defiance – head up when I checked the books out at a library, … Continue reading

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the awful I love you

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll be no stranger to the fact that reading the Lymond Chronicles changed the way I read, and write and think and – okay, look, it changed my life. One … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After

Watching so much Joss Whedon-created tv recently, I have, naturally, been thinking about the nature of happy endings. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, Joss doesn’t exactly believe in things ending well. Actually, the earth gets saved … Continue reading

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