To Be Great, You Sometimes Have To Fight Every Battle (4 mins)

Brave, sinister and beautiful are the words I’d use to describe Kafka’s writing. For me, no one else generates the same feeling of alienation and surreality. He even manages to weave beauty into the psychologically grotesque, but everything he wrote has a timeless message and isn’t that what writing is all about? The Trial was…

How To Get The Most Out Of Weird Words (2 mins)

It’s boring if a writer keeps using the same word to describe an object, expression or place, or if only standard, expected words are picked. Sometimes it pays to experiment. Recently, I was writing about a young boy with a pale, sorrowful face. His blond hair was beautiful, but I didn’t want to say ‘beautiful’….