We love our romantic heroes, both on the page and onscreen. But what would it be like to truly live with one in real life… during a pandemic?
Mr McGuffin’s radio play has been podcasted on http://www.scariffbayradio.com/mcguffindrama.mp3! Plus, a new Christmas skit comes your way, and we’re in the paper. Just your standard pandemic December, really.
Anyone else a bit scared of post-lockdown freedoms? No? Just me? That’s fine, I don’t mind. You’ll still want to play Post-Lockdown Chat Bingo. COVID-19 was a global phenomenon, and that can only mean one thing: new clichés to skewer, and they’re all here. Every conversation you’re going to have for the next 3 months on a plate.
The world is currently clamouring for answers to rudimentary and yet essential questions, such as: How the hell are we supposed to work from home long-term and stay sane? How can we stay connected with people whilst still practicing social distancing? And what’s this got to do with writers, and how they might just be able to save the world for real this time?
I spent a lot of 2019 insulting my goals; poking them, calling them names, and generally hating on them. I’ve decided that in 2020 I should be kinder to them, and as well all know, whenever I decide something like that, I’m going to make a blog post out of it and insist that everyone should be doing it. You’re welcome.
This week I’m over at Anne R. Allen’s splendiferous blog in the US, wondering what it would be like to live with a well-known fictional character stereotype. At Christmas. Curious? Well, wonder no more, and count your blessings that you don’t…
The popularity of certain types of fiction waxes and wanes with economic cycles. This is because readers are human, and want to escape their reality. But if romantic fiction is the ultimate escapism, why isn’t it more popular at the moment? As usual, I have a theory about this, and I’m not afraid to use it…