Category: Ms Cellophane

Discussion – novel where the main character is woman with a chronic illness (or two)

I was thinking about writing another novel about another kind of invisibility, to balance Ms Cellophane and The Time of the Ghosts. I deal with chronic illnesses every day of my life. I’m very much not the only one. Yet this kind of life with all its oddity and excitement seldom makes it into novels. …

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A couple of thoughts on The Art of Effective Dreaming

Today is a bad day that has been redeemed by readers. Several people have this week talked publicly about The Art of Effective Dreaming. This week. Just when I assumed it had lapsed into the half-oblivion of not-quite-new books that don’t give the right resonance to last. In fact people are talking a bit about …

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Sometimes life tells us things we need to hear

I have a special guest post tomorrow. Today, I have some thoughts. I was finishing the first of what will be a half dozen sessions sorting the bibliography of my work on writers and history and it got me thinking about a few communications from readers. Every time I have a new novel I get …

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On Hearing from Readers

Elderly women, in my experience, write the best fan mail. It’s real mail, for one thing. They find someone who knows me and ask them to deliver it, or they ask around until they find an address for me and they post it. It comes through the strangest places, sometimes, but it’s real mail. I …

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order of writing/order of publication

I was talking to a friend and realised that my novels aren’t just appearing out of writing order, they’re sometimes appearing over ten years out of writing order. For my own amusement, therefore, the writing order of those first four (including the to-be-released-very-soon one) is: Illuminations The Art of Effective Dreaming Ms Cellophane/Life through Cellophane …

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