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The Two Faces of a Writer

These days a writer’s life has dual aspects: Looking out and looking in! You spend a lot of your time on your own, hunched over the computer or your notepad. Your only companions are your characters – people you’ve made up in the first place! They have adventures, relationships; they... read more

When literary invention gets in the way of character

I’ve recently finished reading ‘Life after Life’ by Kate Atkinson. It took me forever to read, not only because it’s 611 pages long, but because after a while I could hardly bear to read it. I had high hopes for it. From the praise on the front cover:¬†Dazzling, Gillian Flynn;¬†A... read more