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This is What They Call “An Inciting Incident”

October 28, 2013 by



Goodreads: A Statement of Intent

September 3, 2013 by


I’ve been trying to use Goodreads for a while now. ‘Trying’ being the operative word. Not because it’s in any way hard to use. (It isn’t.) And not because I don’t think it’s cool and useful. (I do and it is.) But simply because I haven’t managed to put it into my reading action list. […]

You Will Hear Thunder

March 25, 2013 by


You will hear thunder and remember me, And think: she wanted storms. The rim Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson, And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire. That day in Moscow, it will all come true, when, for the last time, I take my leave, And hasten […]

Two’s Company, Three’s the Musketeers. Love All, Trust Me.

April 2, 2012 by


I’m not sure I’m ready for it to be Monday. In case you’re feeling the same I thought I’d share some distractions with you. This is Shakespeare or Batman? You would think that the difference between these two illustrious personages was dramatic enough that one could not readily be mistaken for the other. Turns out, not […]

Because I Was Asked. The Difference Between a Writer and a Storyteller is This:

March 9, 2012 by


A writer writes, a storyteller* tells. The answer is there in the question. The word ‘storyteller’ can refer to any kind of wordsmith or storyweaver, but in this context I mean a person who gathers others around them and weaves a tale out the air with their voice and their hands and their eyes. And, […]

Icky Theory: Bias

October 14, 2011 by


So I have a (not so secret) bias to admit. While I’m writing about ebooks and electronic publishing… I’m not actually that much of a fan.* There are two main issues I have with the form as it stands: One is about the tiresome ‘enhanced book’ that publishers seem to trot out every decade over […]