Breaking the Spell

As a writer, you’re an illusionist: you create brave new worlds for your reader and go to great lengths to make them seem as real and as plausible as possible — that is what writing good fiction is all about. The subversive in me is interested in the...

An Alphabet of Better Writing # U

U is for…Unreliable Narrator Mostly, when we read a story, we take the narrative at face value.  We believe what the author is telling us, either directly in a first person narrative or through the hero or heroine in a third person one, because — well, why...

Top Ten Writers (Today)

Until my lovely shed is finished I’m hot-desking with my husband — nightmare — I’m tidy and he’s NOT! So for today’s blog, rather than something profound and thought-provoking, I’m having to resort to a list. Here are the ten...