The book – my first – has been finished for some time now. It’s a work of fiction, a novel. I would describe it as ‘literary fiction’, not because I want to be elitist, but because my aim was to make it a work of quality; well written, in language that flows. I hate categorising artwork, whether it’s music, painting, writing, or whatever else, but it seems we live in a world where this is required. This novel, in common with all novels, is both literature and fiction. It doesn’t fit into any of the so-called ‘genre’ categories – it’s not a thriller (crime or otherwise) a romantic novel or a detective story. It’s not sci-fi or fantasy, there are no teenage vampires or boy wizards involved. It’s not written in ‘street’ language. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of these (except, perhaps, that it seems as though very few writers are producing anything but ‘genre’). So ‘literary fiction’ it is!
I intend to use this blog to tell people about the book (which is called ‘Single Point Perspective’ by the way). I’ll introduce the main characters, talk about the writing process and how the story developed. I intend to include some sample passages or chapters that can be downloaded for free (once I’ve worked out how to do this!) I’ll probably include some of my short stories too. I might well write about other topics, mostly literature-based, but I could stray into other areas now and again. Bear with me, because this is my first blog, and it’s a work in progress. I’ve just started my second book, and this time I will share my progress, dilemmas, problems, solutions, etc. more or less as they are happening. I expect to write a post weekly, but the frequency might vary somewhat, depending on how much I’ve got to say.