Monthly Archives: October 2012
ABOUT BOOKS AND MUSIC
The irony was not altogether lost on me. Though irony – possibly – was not the right word. Perhaps it was just another example of the way in which life can sometimes double-back, can turn… Continue reading
IN COLD BLOOD
In mid-November, 1959, Truman Capote, renowned author of ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’ and ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ was struck by a newspaper article that appeared in the New York Times. Little more than a brief squib, it… Continue reading
A WRITER’S LIFE
A writer’s life is often considered to be a life of ease. Apparently there was a survey last year of the British public, and following on from ‘professional footballer’ as the most favoured profession, writer came… Continue reading
What ya readin’ for?
The best explanation of the difference between non-fiction and fiction, I feel, is that non-fiction's primary purpose is to convey information, whereas the purpose of fiction is to evoke an emotion in the reader.
TO OUTLINE, OR NOT TO OUTLINE…THAT IS THE QUESTION…
I am often asked whether or not I write an outline or a synopsis for the novels I write. To date, the answer has always been, ‘No, no outline, no… Continue reading