Reflecting · Writing

Writing the Story: It’s all about the Characters

  Telling Imaginative Histories I prefer to read and write character driven fiction. Don’t get me wrong both plot and setting are important to me, but they don’t excite me, either as an author or reader in the same way that characters do. Characters bring stories to life. The novelist, Dame Hilary Mantel, gave the… Continue reading Writing the Story: It’s all about the Characters

News · Reflecting

Breaking Down the Barriers Between Science and the Arts with @SAWTrust

Just before I started to write this post, I was listening to the Andrew Marr Show on BBC Radio 4. The panel of expert guests had been invited to discuss science. Specifically, in a programme entitled From Darwin to Big Data, they were asked to consider whether scientists have failed to communicate their work to… Continue reading Breaking Down the Barriers Between Science and the Arts with @SAWTrust

Life Matters · Opinions · Reflecting

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

‘Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded’ Gautama Buddha Thoughts are just that: thoughts. They’re not facts or artefacts. They’re not necessarily true or correct. But, boy, are they powerful! I believe storytelling and listening to stories is part of what makes us human and it’s something people have always done.… Continue reading The Stories We Tell Ourselves