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Two Favourite Contemporary Novels: 'Swimming Lessons' and 'The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty'

I have linked my relatively short reviews of Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons (2016) and Vendela Vida’s The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty (2015) for two reasons – firstly, I adored them both, and secondly, there is a very thin and tenuous thematic thread which links the two. 551 more words

A Fish Story

One thing my fisherman son has taught me is how important patience is to a writer. My son has fished all of his life. For two years, when he was nine and ten, he went to nearby lakes whenever he could, and each time he told me he would bring fish back for dinner. 443 more words


Top Ten Authors I've Read The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish. 301 more words

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How Authors Use Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing is a strategy used by authors to prepare readers for something that will occur later in the story without revealing what that something will be. 292 more words

Writing Craft

The god of death

​Sam was informed about an explosion, and was offered to assist the cops with the investigation. He gladly accepted it.

“Hey Sam! It’s for you,” Officer Wayne greeted him on the crime scene and handed him a diary. 553 more words


An Adult in the Animal House

I have never been the biggest fan of winter. I am very much of the opinion that weather should not physically hurt you, and so I moved to California to escape it. 507 more words


2,500 words

Finally hit the max amount of words for my NYC MIDNIGHT Short Story Challenge…and then I went over, by about 400 words.

It’s never fun for a writer to pick through their work and hit delete, delete, delete when they have worked so hard to bring a story to life. 350 more words