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The Matisse Stories - A.S. Byatt

You don’t have to be an expert on Matisse or of art theory to understand and appreciate this rich collection of three stories by A.S. Byatt. 198 more words

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Possession by A.S.Byatt

“Writers aren’t exactly people.. They are a whole bunch of people, trying to be one person.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
I read this quote some months back…No, not in any one of his books, but in one of those Hallmark posters that feature interesting quotes…..And it stuck on in my mind.. 1,048 more words

Resurrecting Romance: The Amazing Pigeon-Man

Secretly, I snigger to hear my friends confess they are jaded when it comes to romance. It took them, perhaps, two or three times in immature relationships for them to decide that they don’t believe in love anymore. 805 more words


“Try to avoid falseness and strain. Write what you really know about. Make it new. Don’t invent melodrama for the sake of it. Don’t try to run, let alone fly, before you can walk with ease.” – A.S. Byatt

Creative Writing

Can you see what I’m saying?

I’m a chatty person. I love a good, long conversation. I have pre-conversations with people to work out how I think a talk will turn out, often working myself up in the process or laughing at how I think they will respond. 535 more words

On Writing

13: your favorite writer

It very much depends on when you’re asking. In fact I’m not sure it’s possible to have a single favorite writer until you’re over halfway through your life; preferences, tastes and needs change too dramatically. 223 more words


R.I.P. to the Books I've never finished

I would describe myself as one of those people that must finish a book. Once it starts, it must have an end. But every long once in a while I start a book that I find repugnant or just plain boring, and for the life of me, I just canNOT finish it. 784 more words