Would Kafka get published today?

I read a really interesting quote in this article. Attributed to a nameless leading literary agent, it said that he or she doubted that Kafka would get published in today’s publishing world. I don’t want to openly disagree with a professional, especially not a leading one, but I do wonder if this would really be the case.Continue reading “Would Kafka get published today?”

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”

A socially awkward scenario

On my way to work this morning I encountered the latest in a long running, and seemingly never ending, series of socially awkward situations. I am not good at socially awkward situations. Socially comfortable situations I excel at; polite, urbane conversation with wryly crafted witticisms, a well executed anecdote, a concentrated ‘listening’ expression. Socially awkward situationsContinue reading “A socially awkward scenario”