Monthly Archives: July 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 28 July (Character interview: Emma from Shape-shifter’s Tale)

Twilight, in the summer, slightly unreal. In a rowboat, on a lake. My parents’ friends have a cabin, which reminds me a little bit of a dacha in a Chekhov story, especially the banality of the conversation on the dock. … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 21 July (Character interview: Emma from Shape-shifter’s Tale)

  Character is revealed in action. If you fail those tests, you fail decisively. Think of the ones who stood by while their neighbors were rounded up, the ones who couldn’t see it coming and didn’t object to the rhetoric … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 14 July (Character interview: Emma from Shape-shifter’s Tale)

Those bedrooms stand empty, a reproach to me for the ones I couldn’t save. I could have persuaded them, if I’d known then what I know now. The English situation was deteriorating fast. When I didn’t hear from them by … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 7 July (Character interview: Emma from Shape-shifter’s Tale)

Can you trust a colleague more than a friend? Both will betray you. You have to watch the language of eyelids flickering, eyes averted at a crucial moment, or too-steady eye contact. As for fidgeting, it depends what their habits … Continue reading

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