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Good Wine

Every time I handed a wine bottle down to him there would be a soft clink of metal on glass. His wedding ring. I was elbow deep in the hall cupboard, helping my father to unpack a lifetime of dinner … Continue reading

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11×11: Three Complaining

March was a bit of a win and bit of a loss, but overall I’m leaning to calling it a success. The month started off a bit crazy at Alexander Upstairs and got progressively more crazy as it went on. … Continue reading

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11 x 11

There’s a pleasure in symmetry, a pleasure in pattern. Rituals and habits are reassuring. Looking at 11 x 11 with its palindrome promise, makes me think it doesn’t stand for anything out of the ordinary. It can’t represent anything challenging … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Story

These are points I put down, observations about the fiction I find the most compelling. When I analyse my work, I look for these and try to make sure that what I want out of a story is what I … Continue reading

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Breaking Blocks

Writer’s Block and a Writer’s Workout Too often I can’t write. I stare at the screen. I stare at my keyboard. I stare at my sandwich. I decide I need to clip my fingernails, vacuum the carpet, and bake a … Continue reading

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