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Some (un)helpful genre definitions

Friday 1 February 2013



I'm not sure I've totally grasped the subject of genre. Here are a few definitions, as I understand them: Paranormal mystery - My life. Romantic Comedy - My love life. Gothic Horror - My reflection, first thing in the morning. Cosy Crime - My cooking ability. Thriller - My shopping trip to Sainsburys. Fantasy Fiction - My life, as described by my friends. Historical Romance - The best years of my life. Memoir - Something to do with my life ... I can't remember what. I do hope that was helpful. Continue reading

I have been adopted!

Tuesday 29 January 2013



No form filling. No background checks. Nothing. He just strolled in, decided he liked me (and my home) and he hasn't left since - other than to go out to check on his territory and to carry out certain bodily functions, that is. Yep, that's right. I've been adopted by a cat. Continue reading

Help! Too many ideas

Tuesday 1 January 2013



Plot ideas are usually welcomed by novelists, with keyboard-tapping glee - but what happens when we have too many at once? I have a picture on the wall near my desk, of Hans Christian Andersen. It's one I've had since I was very young and I used to love it. All those images dancing before his eyes. Simply magical. Recently though, it has acquired an almost sinister, aura. And I'll tell you why. Continue reading

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