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Illustration Love: Hug

“But now, my love, we are here, we are now, and those other times are running elsewhere.”

― A.S. Byatt, Possession

Books Poetry Lit

Some thoughts on why writers should read fairy stories

This week I’ve been reading The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye, by A.S. Byatt.  It’s both the name of a collection of five fairy stories published in 1995, and the title of the last story in that collection.  645 more words


Monday Motivation: Gold teeth and jail-house tattoos

-Richard Beynon

What follows are examples of two radically different ways of introducing characters into your narrative.

On the one hand, there’s the studied, theatrical introduction favoured by mannered writers of both the past and present. 722 more words

Tips For Writers

The Children’s Book — A. S. Byatt

When I wrote about Wolf Hall two weeks ago, I claimed that “possibly The Children’s Book which lost out to Wolf Hall in 2009 is a better-crafted work”. 762 more words

Man Booker Prize

Taking Posession

Finished Possession by A.S. Byatt on the subway last night, I have been listening to it as a book on tape for the last 2.5 months. 284 more words

Book Review

The lusciousness of language

I am currently reading Possession by A.S Byatt, a Romance about two academics who are researching the lives of two Victorian poets. They are brought together when one of them discovers a half drafted letter that connects the two poets. 692 more words

Odds And Ends

Not Just Any Name

I relish a good character name, something more than a moniker. Here are two from my long list of favorite character names, both from A. S. 240 more words