Month: May 2012

How to Write

When I first started writing seriously, I wanted to read what writers said about the process. I was fascinated. I mean, how do you do it? Do you write in a crowded café like Ernest Hemingway? Do you seek isolation

Age and Greatness

Great books tend to be written by older people. Of course, there are always exceptions, but this little truism seems to be surprisingly accurate. I noticed a long time ago that some of my favourite books had been published by

Dating Stephen King and Hilary Mantel

I haven’t read any Stephen King in fifteen years. I used to love him, and my best friend and I used to eagerly go to the bookstore on the day any new book of his was released. But something happened;