Hitting the Timeshift Key

Hitting the Timeshift Key

When I’m writing, I find structure one of the hardest things to tackle.  Stories, situations and characters, and the language with which to describe them, come to me reasonably easily — but structure!  I think I’m with David Lodge, when he says in...

Repetition : The Get-Out Clause

In my writing class we have the literary equivalent of a swear box, an automatic penalty for anybody committing the offence of repetition.  I’ve blogged before about how slack your writing can appear if you use the same word more than once in close proximity...