Category Archives: Literature

Playing With Form

A few days ago, I started Kraken by China Mieville, and I was a little startled by the writing style, at first. It seemed so heavily at odds with everything he’d written before, even Un Lun Dun, his sort-of children’s … Continue reading

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Succinct Fiction

For me, University killed the novel. A love of literature got me doing a literature degree, and a literature degree did its best to kill my love of literature. For the most part, it succeeded, with a combination of deathly … Continue reading

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An Imploration

So there are a few deadlines slowly creeping up on me, the usual end of term stuff that happens at University. Except, of course, the fact that I’m doing some really rather interesting modules this year, including on Creative Writing … Continue reading

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The Sunday Story

Here we are again, after a week of negligable posting I feel kind of bad. Truth is, I’ve had Fallout 3, Far Cry 2 and the Left 4 Dead demo to keep my occupied. That should have kept my occupied, … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Exercise

I didn’t actually write anything in my Wednesday seminar this week, hence the fact that this is going out on a Friday, not a Wednesday. So instead I’m going to tantalise you with something I wrote a good 4(?) years … Continue reading

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The Sunday Story

It’s the time of week again, where I write an improvised (in the sense that it’s unplanned and unprepared for) short story on this here blog. As no one replied to last week’s one with a suggestion (you bastards!), I … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Exercise

It’s actually reading week, so I didn’t have a Creative Writing seminar. However, I do have some coursework due in that I wrote on the train last night, so I’m going to throw that up. Be warned though; it’s nearly … Continue reading

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