Perspectives on Identity in Short Stories

Perspectives on Identity in Short Stories

I often get to the end of a novel and think Now I know where it’s going, I’d love to read it again. But, as a book blogger reading around 150 contemporary novels a year, I rarely do. But short stories are different. There’s always time to reread those we particularly... Read more
Landscapes in Modern Myth

Landscapes in Modern Myth

Landscapes have a tendency to set off questions in my head, about what lies below the surface of a place and what possibilities there might be.   Can Fairy Tales Be Set in The Real World? I live in a beautiful part of the world, near glens could be taken straight... Read more
8 Women In Translation for 2019

8 Women In Translation for 2019

Why Should I Read Translated Works?If you agree that reading diverse benefits your brain, you’re probably open to reading novels in translation. If language affects thought, there can’t be a better way of accessing a mindset different to one’s own. Unfortunately, far... Read more
Does Diverse Reading Benefit Your Brain?

Does Diverse Reading Benefit Your Brain?

Reading As A Form Of Self Care?You’re probably familiar with the ethical arguments favouring diverse reading. Celebrating marginalised stories is part of what Inspired Quill is about. You might not be aware, however, that reading diverse makes sense from a self-care... Read more
On Being an Elderly Prima Authorista

On Being an Elderly Prima Authorista

I had to smile when I discovered, via Twitter, that a group of writers had set up a website to combat the invisibility of authors publishing their first book over the age of forty. Forty? I thought, echoing one of my characters’ consternation at a friend’s untimely... Read more
LonCon3 – The very Best Bit

LonCon3 – The very Best Bit

Phew! What an amazing five days! Two members of the IQ team (namely: Sara and Peter) along with a few authors (namely: Ben, Matthew and David) spent time around two tables at the amazing LonCon3 (the 72nd WorldCon Sci-Fi convention), held at the ExCel in London, UK.... Read more

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