Month: June 2010

Newsletter from afar

Show me a person who doesn’t like the smell of money and I’ll show them to an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist. And that still holds for American money. So, without further ado, here’s a newsletter from a writing community that I frequent on the other side of the Atlantic. I’ve mentioned them before and …

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When it comes to writing short fiction, there are two narrative voices in my head. One is British and varies in tone and class; the other is American, either East Coat or West Coast. It’s a combination of past history and the fiction that seems to grab me. Several times, I’ll just hear a voice …

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Stranger than fiction

It’s said that one of the main appeals of murder mysteries is the sense of order that’s uncovered, thanks to the brilliant detective work. It’s also said – although I haven’t seen any hard evidence – that in times of economic recession and war, murder mysteries are more popular than ever. But sometimes, life’s little …

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