On Being a Terrible Listener

Listening is a harder thing to do than it seems. The other day someone I know told me she had seen a movie, asked me if I had seen it (it was Cloud Atlas, and I had, as well as having read the novel it was based on,) and five minutes later I realised IContinue reading “On Being a Terrible Listener”

The exclamation mark

I read a lot of advice-for-writer web pages. If there is one link that I am guaranteed to follow from a twitter post it is something that claims to offer me some advice or a list of rules to make writing easier and better. Mostly they don’t me tell anything I haven’t read elsewhere. IfContinue reading “The exclamation mark”