Storied Lives

Storied Lives

I imagine that the first stories ever spoken were more like descriptions of events told around a communal campfire. Some of these events would have been historical. Ancient events would have become myth. There was no intentional fiction. Facts would have been so sparse that the storyteller would have had to surmise, theorise, to bridge [...]

Writing and the Real

Writing and the Real

I’m writing this just after completing my previous blog post – Loneliness Deep. As a writer of fiction I have to confess to enjoying the process of losing myself in fictional worlds. Is this wrong when the real world is so much more real? Should I not be out there experiencing reality? Should I not [...]

Loneliness Deep

Loneliness Deep

Why does a person need to spend some hours of the day as a hermit? (At the moment this might seem an odd thing to write especially as many of us are locked away in our homes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.) A psychologist might suggest that the human brain has only one speed at [...]