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Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last – Book Review

The Heart Goes Last is set in an almost contemporary America where the distribution of wealth has become so unequal that large numbers of people are falling out of society. The book follows a couple who, without steady jobs and a … Continue reading

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The Rabbit that decided the Election

It’s still not clear how a rabbit got into the cabinet room. And in fairness to the then Prime Minister, it had been a difficult meeting. Her ministers didn’t like the new policies they had been made to announce, as the election drew … Continue reading

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The Short Story as Abstract Art

They say that in art, it’s impossible to be truly original. There can be nothing new, because everything has been done before. But in the world of fiction writing, some people are going to extreme lengths to make their writing different. Maybe their … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Establishment…

…And how they get away with it.  By Owen Jones.                         This was not an easy book to read; not calming or uplifting. Jones sets out a tale of how, over … Continue reading

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Fiction or Autobiography?

fiction n. 1 prose literature, especially novels, describing imaginary events and  people. (1.) I’ve read that the questions authors most hate are those that suggest their work is autobiographical. Questions such as, ‘To what extent is your work autobiographical?’ or, ‘How much of … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Graham

Warning: May contain scenes of a sexual nature (but don’t count on it)… I’ve been continuing to make occasional submissions to short story competitions, and in the spirit of ‘Fifty Shades’, I recently submitted a story to the Stringybark Erotic … Continue reading

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Lad, interrupted…

Work on my second novel has temporarily stopped. At around 10,000 words I realised I had been for too long dancing around an incident that would not be explained until later on in the book, and of which, of course, … Continue reading

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