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Unconscious Waters

The chapter called ‘Bird King’ in Christensen’s Reveries of the Dreamking was clearly inspired to some degree by this passage in Miguel Serrano’s book The Serpent of Paradise: 90 more words

Hermann Hesse

Talented (Online Friends Who Are Now Real) Friends: Ruth Gilligan

I first didn’t meet Ruth Gilligan at Belfast Book Festival two years ago. We were sitting in the same row at a rather annoying panel event. 796 more words

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"We have to hope that our characters will forgive us..."

“…because we’re doing the best that we can.” Margaret George, Historical Novel Society conference, 2016.

I’ve never been to the Historical Novel Society conference before, but after last weekend I’m wondering why. 681 more words


Writing the Ravine - An Update

During March and April the poet Emma Must and myself spent a fabulous few weeks out and about round Belfast trying to gather up local people’s memories of the Tropical Ravine in Botanic Gardens. 602 more words


Weekly Update

Ok… Confession time…

For the past month I haven’t been writing nearly as much as I claim. Rather than writing (though I have added to #RotDD) for the most part I’ve actually been going through my previous drafts and taking from them the scenes I want to keep woth this revision, making notes of what needs to change in order for each scene to fit in with the current revision plans that I have. 147 more words

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'Five Out of Ten Prefer Misogyny'

Tasmanian writer James McLachlan has written a novel satirising feminism, which is recommended for anyone who needs red-pilling:


McLachlan is also the author of… 23 more words


Talented Friends: Martin Cathcart Froden

Around six years ago I was in the middle of a distance learning Masters degree at St Andrews. This involved a lot of journeying through Scotland, taking advantage of good friends’ hospitality and spare beds. 631 more words

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