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Kate’s rules for writing

A few years ago, the Guardian celebrated Elmore Leonard’s famous rules for writing fiction by soliciting further rules by other well-knowns – people like Athill, Enright, Ford, Gaiman, Kennedy, on and on. From time to time my author, L, will lead … Continue reading

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Tinkerbell syndrome

I am one happy character today. My author, L, has reopened my file and taken up writing about me again. It’s been a long, long time. She had a cartload of excuses. She was teaching. She was writer-in residence for … Continue reading

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Not your usual creation story

One thing you should know about me as a character is that I like to make up stories. In the novel L is writing, I dream up tales about who vandalized my house; tales about my father’s life as a … Continue reading

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