What’s more important to a book lover’s legacy… their last words, or the last book they read before they die? What might our last reads tell us about ourselves, life, death and all the rest of it?
Category: Unscientific Generalisations
To All Those Thinking of Living With a Romantic Hero in a Pandemic…
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?
Your Do-Nothing Lockdown Manifesto
The last time I blogged, I urged everyone to be an inspiration. I was wrong. Very wrong. And here’s why being neither inspirational nor inspired is the best thing you will ever do for yourself.
Hey, Writers! Now Is Your Time…… To Save The World For Real (For Once)
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?
A Passive Aggressive and Yet Somehow Loving Exchange of Views With My Internet Profile
My Blog sits me down for a difficult heart-to-heart, questioning my loyalty, sanity, and ability to survive without posting imaginary conversations with inanimate concepts. I have to admit, it has a point. Not that I’m admitting it to My Blog.
Why You Shouldn’t Live With An Underwritten Christmas Character
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…
Why Brexit and Trump Mean Big Romance is Due a Comeback
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…
10 Bloody Brilliant Reasons To Marie Kondo Your Bookshelves
I’ve decided to go all minimalist with my books, because many of them are not just sparking joy, they’re sparking misery. Welcome to the Life-Changing Magic Of Cheering Yourself Up.
Hey, Authors! Sorry My Mood Ruined Your Book
Imagine a world where good and bad book reviews were as random and unpredictable as a lottery, and had little or nothing to do with the book the were supposed to be describing. Terrifying, isn’t it?! Now think again. What’s the difference between that… and this thing we call Now?
5 Things Which Might Get Your Mind Off Grief
In the 2 months since my Dad died, I’ve been doing some stuff which has helped me to be okay. So I thought I’d take time out to tell you what the stuff was.