“When we are most in need of love, we tend to act in ways that are least likely to attract it… people are generally intolerable at exactly the same moment as they most need to have grace extended to them.” Jenn Ashworth
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Immortality

Immortality

The sentence he was writing as he hovered over his keyboard, staring at the screen, pursuing the pulsing vertical of the cursor as it left in its wake a new letter, then word, punctuation, space, till the final full-stop, gave Stephen Osmer such an access of pleasure that he died. He skipped off his seat...
The conversation

The conversation

Before my novel The Death of the Poet was published, I was used to experiencing certain sorts of conversation about writing. After all, that’s what I do for a living – talking and writing, I mean. Talking, as in radio; writing, as in novels; talking about writing, as in critical discussion. For a good number...