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...

Writing – A Kind of Renewable Energy?

When you’re preparing to write a novel or a story, you need to be in a receptive state, alert to all the diverse scraps of conversation, news, visual images and situations that come your way. As Margaret Atwood wisely observed, it’s all material. How you...
An Alphabet of Better Writing # K

An Alphabet of Better Writing # K

K is for….Keen Keenness is a brilliant quality for a writer to have, keenness in all its manifestations and meanings.  My trusty Pocket Oxford  defines it as eager and ardent, and if you are not eager to write and ardent about your subject matter then you will...