I came late to, Where the Crawdads Sing. I picked it up in the bookshop a few times, and had a look inside on amazon, but the beginning never grabbed me. In the end—knowing I needed to discover the big rave—I decided to try the audio version.
This is the first novel that I’ve read of Ian McEwan but it won’t be my last. Mr McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of 17 books. He’s a clever, clever writer, a skilful crafts man of the written word. I’m in awe.
This is another assignment from first course at the Writer’s Studio. Our task was quite specific. We had to draw the reader outside after an initial description inside, and the story was to end with a coughing fit.
A short piece I wrote during a course with the Writer’s Studio. We had a strict word count and prompts to follow. I remember with this one, we had to use a song in it. Saying goodbye to a child at the airport is not easy.