Beginnings Are a Delicate Time (Or how to make sure your first chapter doesn’t crash and burn.)

There’s a quote from Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ that seems appropriate right now. “A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.” If you’ve ever written a novel, you’ll know that the first chapter is something to agonise over - to get right. Some months ago, I wrote a … Continue reading Beginnings Are a Delicate Time (Or how to make sure your first chapter doesn’t crash and burn.)

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Reading Through Life and Death

A few posts ago I wrote about Life and Death and Easter. Since then, I've attended a funeral. It was while I was at the funeral, listening to the beautiful eulogies, that I began to think about the role of a writer in effecting change, and becoming a part of peoples' lives. Why was my attention … Continue reading Reading Through Life and Death

Why Do I Like Audiobooks So Much?

I've noticed that people generally have a love/hate relationship with audiobooks.  Being both a reader and a writer, I'm obviously a lover of books, and I definitely come down on the side of loving audiobooks.There are a number of reasons I enjoy them, but at this very moment, the major reason I'm enjoying an audiobook … Continue reading Why Do I Like Audiobooks So Much?