Monthly Archives: February 2012

I don’t speak to ordinary people unless there’s an election going on, says politician

Yesterday I went into the city to see the stage play “Yes Minister”, based on the British Political comedy series of the same name. To my surprise I discovered the Greeks were having a street festival in Lonsdale Street. There … Continue reading

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Article on setting in fiction writing on Melissa Donovan’s blog

Melissa Donovan has an excellent piece on writing setting in fiction. You need a couple of sentences at the start of each scene to tell the reader  where we are. (I made this mistake numerous times in the first draft … Continue reading

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Jesus on Mars: what I’m reading this week.

Jesus on Mars, by Philip Jose Farmer, has an astonishing plot premise. What if humans landed on Mars, and, in a hollowed-out mountain, found a human community who followed orthodox Jewish teaching? The humans were picked by up a space … Continue reading

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