Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death - a writer who found so much more fame, and critical acclaim, after she died than during her lifetime. I wonder what it would be like to pop back and see how your legacy is holding up... I love Jane Austen because she wrote my favourite … Continue reading #JaneAusten200
Category: Random Thoughts
What’s the point?
I'm a writer. I know, I'm stating the obvious here, but bear with me. Sometimes, like today, when I wake up to news of another senseless attack on innocent people - this time in Manchester - I wonder if there's any point. People are suffering, daily - terrorist attacks, poverty, living in war zones. In … Continue reading What’s the point?
Fake News or Chocolate Hob Nobs?
I've been sitting on this post, this idea, for a long time. I wasn't sure if I'd ever post it, but the concept isn't going away. One of my concerns is that I'm going to delve into politics... But this isn't a political post, it's a grammatical one, a linguistic one. I hate the term Fake … Continue reading Fake News or Chocolate Hob Nobs?
Or, Making the audience wait for closure Or, oh Sherlock, what did you do? (in my best Mrs Hudson voice) Before I start this post properly, I should offer a warning: I will probably include the phrase 'in my day...', but I'll try to put it off for as long as possible. I've watched Sherlock since … Continue reading Cliffhangers