Writing about Landscape

                    Martin Nathan looks at the use of online tools to construct landscapes in fiction A novel is a narrative construction in time and place. As an author, establishing the detail of your locations draws...

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Time in the Narrative

In 1880 a pneumatic time system came into operation in Paris, transmitting air pulses through a subterranean network of pipes from a central point in Rue Saint-Anne. By its peak it drove 7,800 clocks and the city was synchronized by these pulses, moving another step...

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Narrative Distance

              I have been exploring John Gardner’s concept of Narrative Distance or psychic distance recently. He includes it in his section discussion common errors by writers in ‘The Art of Fiction’, but I have found useful...

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Reading in Lewes, 10th October, at the John Harvey Tavern from 7.45