• Life,  On Writing

    Writing frenzy

    I don’t believe in magic. I don’t believe in a mysterious force that guides me, but judging from my recent experiences, I would be foolish not to believe in inspiration. For the past two weeks, my husband and I have…

  • On Writing

    Female characters in fiction

    Last night, my husband and I argued about female characters in contemporary novels. In his opinion I had been quite tough on Eugenides’ Madeleine – he agreed that she wasn’t as well developed as the male characters in the novel,…