Communicating – Beyond the Role of the Reader

The XKCD comic called communicating resonated with me recently. I have been thinking a lot about the role of the reader and had a conundrum after my grandmother asked me to read a book that she had really enjoyed. After a bit of research I discovered we had a copy of The Question by Jane Asher in … Continue reading Communicating – Beyond the Role of the Reader

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Books: The View from the Cheap Seats

The View from the Cheap Seats selected non-fiction by Neil Gaiman (2016) Headline Publishing Group London I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys and having just finished reading Norse Mythology I was intrigued to read this collection of non-fiction essays. They are drawn from a variety of places including introductions that he has written … Continue reading Books: The View from the Cheap Seats

Exercise 2: Attempt At Using Poetic Devices In A Short Poem

I decided to attempt to use the poetic devices in a short poem and surprised myself a little with what came out!   The crisp leaves rustle in an autumn breeze, Incessant sparks shoot from a frenzied fire. A gust of acrid smoke prompts me to wheeze As I toss a worn photo on the pyre. Three corners slowly curl as flames consume … Continue reading Exercise 2: Attempt At Using Poetic Devices In A Short Poem