Hermes, the Forgotten Blog Master

Basic things seem unbelievable when I transpose them into prose. How can I possibly be believed when life is so absurd? All I want to do is recount my life. This is impossible. Even if nothing worthwhile has happened it still seems strange and unusual. I defy you to write about your day without seeming…

The Book Trailer

Book trailers. I hear that’s the new thing. “Make a book trailer,” they say, “People will watch it and then you’ll be famous. Everyone will buy your book because they saw a video of it. It’s all about getting the word out.” There used to be a time when all a writer had to be…

Applied Daydreaming. The Madness of the Wordsmith.

There is a problem. Daydreaming has become a habit. It has overtaken all things. It has got to the point where these mad divergences into the imagination have spilled out of the fingers and become real. All reality is at risk. Nonsense has overridden sanity. Imaginary friends have been re-labelled as characters. The lunacy has…

Mellifluous Ramblings

The problem with reading dictionaries is that you find yourself writing words into your prose that you are certain you would not understand yourself if you came across it in someone else’s book. But that’s how vocabulary grows so you should never shy away from it. The context should carry the word anyway. And if…