On the nature of friends and fiction

Clayton Truscott, in a field, preparing for the coming of the Great Pumpkin… All my life, I had conspired to be a writer… Whether it was reworked versions of fairytales I knew and loved… Or short stories about my pet snails or my dog, Bojangles… Writing was all I’d ever wanted to do… . So […]

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A little slice of advice for the brave freelancer entering the world of writing

A little while ago, I had a Skype interview with a class of journalism students. It had been as a favour for a friend, and I had reluctantly accepted, not knowing if I had any advice to offer them… I was still a fledgling in the world of freelancing myself. Some of their questions I […]

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The Invisible Cloak of Whiteness

Why do I read? There is a quote by writer, Laura Miller, that “buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.” Nothing could be truer for me. I am currently reading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. When I read Murakami, I feel like I am entering a […]

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