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

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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

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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;

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