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Nature Writing Part II: Setting Description in Action Scenes

The other day I wrote about techniques I use when writing about nature. It’s important to use all your senses, not just your sense of sight, because nature is more than a still photograph. 529 more words

The Storyteller's Bracelet

Lionel Shriver - Big Brother

Body Politics; Family Dynamics; Food For Thought

Lionel Shriver is always an author worth reading, not least because although she may not be challenging anything about the form of the novel – she writes clear, taut narrative, strongly drawn character, coherent and accessible prose – she does challenge with her subject matter, and goes into areas which might be uncomfortable for the reader to consider, making us consider the things we gloss over, and avoid, preferring not to go there. 830 more words

Book Review

Pleasant Day, by Vera Jane Cook

I requested this book via Virtual Author Book Tours because I have read other novels by this author and I liked them a lot. This is quite different, though: is still set in a southern state of the US, but is set in the present time, not in the sixties, like many of the other books I have before. 460 more words


Review: Dancing in the Dark-My Struggle Book 4 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

I received an advanced review copy of this book from Archipelago Books through NetGalley. It was published in the original Norwegian in 2009 and has been translated for this English edition by Don Bartlet.  1,050 more words

Literary Fiction


Gabriel: I was conflicted as they tried to resuscitate me. I had two options; I could have stuck to what I’ve always known… But that came with great pain. 789 more words


Everyone has a Story to Tell; What's Yours?

What happens when the one aspect of life that you have left to use a rallying cry, as a means for something to preserve, could eventually end up tearing your family apart? 1,419 more words


Fortune's Vomit

Fortune vomits on my eiderdown once more, as Edmund Blackadder once observed: today I got a rejection from a magazine I’d sent a story to, along with the story in my self-addressed envelopes.  347 more words

Short Stories