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Don’t Despair

Rejections are a soul-destroying business, but it’s not always your fault. I’ve just learned that Graham Greene only came second when he entered a “Write Like Graham Greene” competition under a pseudonym. This in turn reminded me of an experiment … Continue reading

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Literary Giants

I was reading a posting on the blog of my writer friend Chloe Banks (http://madebythepotter.blogspot.co.uk/) about the writing of Agatha Christie. I’m also a Christie fan, but Chloe was talking about how Agatha’s literary abilities are sometimes criticised – and … Continue reading

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Far from the Madding Sentence

  I’m currently reading Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. I like his poetry a lot, but I have to say I struggle with his prose. I’m sure it must be me rather than him, him being the … Continue reading

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