Recently, in one of the Facebook writers’ groups I’m in, I read a post by a person who was really upset at the idea that, to quote the most famous example, “The first draft of anything is sh*t.” She took that literally and was upset at the idea that she should spend her time and… Read More


Today I watched the BBC version of the Shakespeare play Troilus and Cressida, one of the few Shakespeare plays I haven’t read or seen before. Just for the record, I was baffled by it. I expected a romance, which it definitely wasn’t. I expected it to be a story about Troilus and Cressida, which it… Read More