Category Archives: stories

Why First Person?

It’s an escape, really, an escape from one state to another. The character, my character, tells the story in the first person. Why did I choose first person? For the immediacy, for one thing, because it’s first person present tense, … Continue reading

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The Pen and the Page

So going back to the beginning. I had a set of notes and recordings from my source, and then I set about thinking myself into this character. This was when I started making the story my own, because from the … Continue reading

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The Novel

I’m writing a novel. Really, honestly, and this is the problem. I’m a jobbing writer, doing bits and pieces of freelance all over the place to ease the financial strain, but really, really, all I want to do is write … Continue reading

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The Beginning

A very clever and erudite man said to me recently, ‘Julie Andrews was wrong’. But sometimes, it’s ok to disagree. It starts with a sudden light in the darkness, the opening of a door, a window, an aperture into a … Continue reading

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