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De-fleshing out Characters in the Modern Novel

As we live in an age where we are producing novels and stories en masse it would seem that we should be somewhere near to perfecting the art of characterization in our fictions. Any writer worth their salt will know … Continue reading

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Song of the Sea God by Chris Hill

“…Like we’d never shared in the sea’s flotsam and jetsam; the dead whales, a leather backed turtle once, big as a coffee table. The dead bodies even, now and then, stranded in sleep with water trickling lazily from silent terracotta … Continue reading

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Chris Hill on Skylight Press

Chris Hill, an exciting new British fiction writer, grew up on Walney Island just off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, at the northern tip of Morecambe Bay. This “bladder-wracked” Island, the largest of the Furness Island group, forms the backdrop … Continue reading

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The Fat Git by Alan Richardson

Those that are familiar with Alan Richardson’s first two novels, The Giftie and On Winsley Hill, will know that as well as having a rather delightful turn of phrase this author can also tell a rip-roaring story.  Richardson’s The Fat … Continue reading

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The Passenger by Richard Froude

Identity is so often bound up in where we’ve been, where we’re going, and where we are.  Basho once said something to the effect that man travels around seeking so much that the journey itself becomes home.  This is never … Continue reading

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Richard Froude on Skylight Press

Richard Froude is an up-and-coming British poet-novelist, an erstwhile Bristolian now living and working in Colorado, USA.   Although adopted by an enthusiastic Denver poetry community, Froude still has a bit of the old West Country charm about him and makes … Continue reading

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