Literature, Lycanthropy and Howling at the Moon

I love Margaret Atwood when she is slightly off the wall. She once told someone I knew to bury the names of the people who frightened her in a hole in the garden, something I’ve considered doing myself, although it would have to be more of a pit in my case. Here...

Time Travelling – the Use of Tenses in Fiction

In my manuscript-appraising life, I’m prone to slashing and burning when it comes to the pluperfect tense – cuts here, red lines there – I think it should only ever be used sparingly. I know that when they teach you grammar in school, they tell you that...