Reasons to write

Although my love for writing came late, I think I’d always had a special regard for the power of the written word: the way life – with all its colours and vicissitudes – can be funnelled into the cool, clinical science of grammar and syntax, sentences and spellings; a domain of rules and laws.

I remember coming across the words of American memoirist, Dani Shapiro, a few years ago – who said writing allowed her to ‘create order out of chaos’ – and thinking that there was something so recognisable about that explanation.

Writing gives things shape, maps reality, annotates our imaginations, and, at its core, provides a way to explore and organise the things we think, feel and believe…

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1 thought on “Reasons to write”

  1. Hi, if and when will you be writing a follow on to Pale Kings? I enjoyed both books immensely and really want to see where the story is going!

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