Words we should ration #1: Skitter

Sometimes a word is just too good not to use. It sounds out with a lovely onomatopoeic resonance and conjures the perfect image in the reader’s imagination. You can’t resist it. And so you don’t. And nor does anyone else. And, before you know it, it’s everywhere – tap-scuttling along skirting boards, clicking with many […]

Joanne Harris incites Twitter face-off

Joanne Harris, who tweets the state of her writing shed daily and entertainingly rebuffs trolls nearly as often, attempted a new meme this week. #PostYourAuthorFace did not set Twitter on fire — which is a shame because I could have done with spending a day of procrastination looking at Atwood and Amis selfies. Still there […]