A number of readers have said how in my story 'That Scoundrel Emile Dubois' they enjoyed my facetious use of capitals to emphasize certain phrases (there are probably many who did NOT enjoy it, but never mind about that). I borrowed the idea from a famous writer and playwright of the early part of the … Continue reading Patrick Hamilton’s dark humour.
Now, here's a lovely badge, I love butterflies. I am ancient enough to remember when before the crop sprays and other environmental destruction hadn't exterminated most of them, and I remember a pile of stones my father had left to create a rock garden being covered in basking butterflies on a hot summer's day. Rant, … Continue reading Always Here When Needed Award
All Authors Blog Blitz I would like to welcome the very talented and cerebral Victoria Adams, who I feature today as part of the All Author's Blog Blitz. She is obviously able to cope with anything, as my eccentric sense of humour leaves her unfazed... For the other half of the sandwich, I should be … Continue reading All Author’s Blog Blitz
Coming soon - Goodreads Indie Author's Support Group's Blog Blitz. I'll be featuring a very cerebral and interesting author named Victoria... We'll all be doing a feature on another member, so I've keyboarded off (hey, I like that phrase) about my own writing elsewhere... I apologise for that rather pathetic looking banner. It's meant to … Continue reading Blog Blitz
It has sometimes occurred to me, apropos romantic heroes who are always dashing and macho, Byronic and Brooding and in charge - that it is strongly connected the question of the Male Mary Sue. A Mary Sue is of course, a heroine or other female character who is good at everything and desired and admired … Continue reading Marty Sue’s and Adrians, too…