Photography in fiction (1): Other people’s photos

I’ve just been reading William Boyd’s  Sweet Caress which I picked up when I spotted its photography connections. It’s about a girl growing up in the twenties who, after a family trauma, joins her uncle as a  society photographer in London then unshackles herself from an unhealthy relationship to reinvent herself several times over and … Continue reading Photography in fiction (1): Other people’s photos

Long and Short (2)

Adding the new Short Fiction page has prompted some reflections on writing. There’s an idea in circulation that a short story is in some way harder to write than a novel. I don’t think for a minute that this is the case, but looking at the relative word-count, the effort to get 3000 words right … Continue reading Long and Short (2)