Are your characters loveable?

Should we always write loveable characters? Or even likeable? I recently received constructive feedback on a short story I entered into a competition. One of the comments "...this successfully built empathy for her situation whilst allowing one to dislike her for..." led me to wonder how many times a character I have had empathy for, … Continue reading Are your characters loveable?

A Guide To Berlin by Gail Jones – my thoughts

I am not a reviewer, but I like to share my thoughts when I read a good book. (I am proud to say I am currently reading some great books by Australian writers.) A Guide To Berlin was written by one of my favourite Oz writers, Gail Jones. Don't get me wrong, I am not … Continue reading A Guide To Berlin by Gail Jones – my thoughts

Favourite classics from our childhood – leave them in the past?

Books by Mary Wesley

I await my much anticipated copy of ‘Go Set A Watchman’ to arrive by snail mail. I want to feel this book in my hands while I read it, and when I have finished, to place it alongside its sister on the shelf. So I have resisted the pull to download it to my e-reader. … Continue reading Favourite classics from our childhood – leave them in the past?