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Past the halfway re-build

While I’ve been working into the previous draft of the novel and transforming it into the next, the metaphor which comes to mind is rebuilding a large house by completely demolishing some rooms and thoroughly enhancing others, while adding passages (good word) so the rooms … Continue reading

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a salutary tale

This article, by Tony Garnett, articulates my ongoing wariness of writing for television. But in a wider socio-political sense it’s about the world we’ve ended up in – where the money doesn’t trust the talent: http://www.writersguild.org.uk/public/008_Featurearticl/353_WGGBFeatures.html

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season of fruitfulness

So pleased to see how well all the cast grew into their parts in Here Come The Girls.  ‘Parts’ not just written for them, but actually them, having said the words in the first place. The composition, I think of it as … Continue reading

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misery

Not a very alluring title, even if of a Stephen King best seller!  Come to think of it, that novel was about a writer, had a writer as main character who was writing a character called Misery, but that’s not … Continue reading

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potentiality

Hilary Mantel’s Beyond Black resonates. The ‘fiends’ who plague the central character Alison are made dust by her determination. She still has access to ‘spirit’ without their foul-mouthed presence. They made me think of the ‘demons’ we say we fight … Continue reading

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story, story, story

“Where a walking story goes, grows no grass”, quips Eckhart Tolle, mocking the thought-bound state of the life-blind preoccupied. But what of telling stories? More stories than we can live? Maybe this curse or capacity is to burst out of our mono-narrative and provide a fictive link, … Continue reading

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the blossomest blossom

The adaptation written and performed for the dedication of Julia’s writing room flourished into being last week and has now disappeared. Theatre is like blossom, brief but captivating (at best). Despite its transience, it lifts our spirits, gives us hope and ideally contains fruits … Continue reading

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