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Over the last few days I’ve regularly been dipping into The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy, the poet laureate. I didn’t expect to like it much because frankly very little modern poetry appeals to me. I’ve always felt that much … Continue reading

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F Scott Fitzgerald

Regular readers will know that I’ve always had a very high regard for the writer Scott Fitzgerald, and in particularly¬† his novel The Great Gatsby. For me, Fitzgerald is the greatest ‘literary’ writer I’ve ever read, the greatest craftsman of … Continue reading

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POV

In an earlier posting I wrote a bit about the importance of the choice of viewpoint when writing a novel. I thought I would add to it here because a couple of thoughts on the subject came to me recently. … Continue reading

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Manuscript Presentation

I still prefer the old-fashioned ‘manuscript’ to the modern ‘typescript’ (which, technically speaking perhaps should have evolved once more into ‘printscript’ anyway!) Although I was always took some care with the way I set my manuscript out before submitting, it … Continue reading

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