Why “A Wrinkle in Time” was merely OKAY (a review of a classic)

Now I know that this is a classic, and classics are classics for a reason, I suppose, and can sometimes be held above reproach. I am not one of those people. There are classics I love and classics I hate. If you have stumbled upon this review and believe classics to be above reproach, thenContinue reading “Why “A Wrinkle in Time” was merely OKAY (a review of a classic)”

The Opening (novel revision reflections – part 1)

Writing the opening of a novel might well be the most daunting part of the entire beast. It is the part I have re-written more than any other as I have drafted my YA fantasy novel THE LINGERING SHADOW . It is the sample you send out to agents when you begin the even-more-daunting querying process. AsContinue reading “The Opening (novel revision reflections – part 1)”

The Gateway Drug (on ‘escapist fiction’ and the beginning of a writer’s blog)

“Fiction is a gateway drug to reading… Once you learn that [reading is pleasurable], you are on the road to reading everything” – Neil Gaiman   This is my first post on this particular site; as a writer you may guess that I’ve written elsewhere. And that quote is one of my favorites from oneContinue reading “The Gateway Drug (on ‘escapist fiction’ and the beginning of a writer’s blog)”