Monthly Archives: March 2013

(Not) keeping it in the family: examples of family estrangement in literature

The idea of family estrangement is something that’s always bothered me. Even as a teenager, I hated arguing with parents. Serious arguments, I mean. There was plenty of me huffing off to my room, or pointing out how embarrassing they … Continue reading

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They’ve arrived!

I told myself this would be an anti-climax. How could it not be? Since I was a child, I’ve been anticipating the moment I would hold a copy of my own book in my hands. And here it finally is, … Continue reading

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A writing pep-talk (for myself): Part 2

Last week: not a great one. Words written: around 3000. Words deleted: around 8000. Cups of coffee drunk: 12. Fits of anguished rage: 8-14 (depending on whether you count the ones that took place in dreams). New week, new start. … Continue reading

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