When A Kiss With a Fist Isn’t Better At All

Florence and the Machine’s lyric – “a kiss with a fist is better than none” – is, according to the singer, not about physical domestic abuse. She says it’s about “two people pushing each other to psychological extremes because they are fighting but they still love each other.” Sounds exactly like domestic abuse to me….

Trend Bucker, Tradition Fucker: Sex Before Books

“So you don’t just bang on about feelings?” asked one tongue-in-cheek male reader before downloading and thoroughly enjoying one of my hard-hitting, fiercely uncomplicated short stories about drugs, male violence and life on the streets. I appreciated his honesty. A question is always better than an assumption. For probably the last five times I told…

Bold, Brave & Brilliant: Book-Love Is The Most Exciting Life

“One thing I’ll have to learn before the end of civilisation is how to look at the stars and tell where I’m going.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club. Let’s start with the fun bit. Well, everyone likes to, don’t they? It seems I was no different to most children – even early on, reading good…

What Do The Most Creative People Really ‘See’?

Fiction writing is a mysterious process. It involves leaving reality behind and looking into a world that doesn’t exist, and then describing it as if it did in incredible detail. Take a fictional city for example. It could be a bright, bustling metropolis full of people dashing to and from their workplaces or it could…