I am moved to write about style because I am currently reading books with very different styles, and the contrast is a nightly experience for me. I am 500 pages into Ian Pear's An Instance of the Fingerpost, an example of a fine literary narrative style, somewhat Dickensian in feel and most effective for the tale he … Continue reading Style
It's always interesting to consider the origins of characters in books. What part of the author appears in each one? Does any one particular character represent the author more than another? Or are characters simply what they seem - pure fictional creations? I've looked back over my own work with curiosity regarding this question. Clearly, … Continue reading Where Do Characters Come From?