What inspirations kick-start a story? What life experiences endow it with realism and emotion? What message is the author trying to get across? The first story I was moved to tell was inspired by the science behind climate change, the science as it stood in 2010 that is. I tried to imagine the effect climate … More THE STORIES BEHIND THE STORIES – THE CHILD OF PROPHECY.
This isn’t really a bad review, it being a four-star and saying the ‘writing was good and compelling enough’, but it raises interesting questions for the writer. I quote part of the review. ‘I was uncomfortable with some of the content and it seemed a bit long.’ The novel in question is Where Hope Dares. … More How long is a piece of string? Bad reviews – 3
‘Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.’ As an atheist, I view forgiveness on a personal scale, and I admire those who through faith can forgive what seem to me to be unforgiveable acts. Certainly, if you can rid yourself of the eroding and destructive feelings of anger or injustice that eat … More Forgiveness – what, who, when, or if?