So why do authors bother?


Why do we write We are exhibitionists, who want to be the centre of attention. Really? There must be easier ways! We want to put the world right. Dream on. The world isn’t waiting for us. We want to get rich. Stop laughing! Here is the truth? We have deep insecurities and writing about themContinue reading “So why do authors bother?”

I couldn’t afford a therapist so I watched Frasier.


(Cristela Alonzo) I couldn’t afford a therapist so I started writing about my man hang-ups – by imagining I am woman. It works. Put Clive La Pensée – into Amazon. Look for Goddesses for some free pages. There was a trip I had been promising myself – to the Südgelände. I knew that once theContinue reading “I couldn’t afford a therapist so I watched Frasier.”

A long haul for heroes


A writer’s problem – readers think you are your hero. So you cunningly create a hero or heroine and your best friend reads your work and deduces that you have visited that city, the brothel, ridden your bike down the very mountain path etc. or whatever else occurs in the story. After all, academics argueContinue reading “A long haul for heroes”