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Writing about Landscape

                          Martin Nathan looks at the use of online tools to construct landscapes in fiction A novel is a narrative construction in time and place. As an author, establishing the detail of...

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Time in the Narrative

In 1880 a pneumatic time system came into operation in Paris, transmitting air pulses through a subterranean network of pipes from a central point in Rue Saint-Anne. By its peak it drove 7,800 clocks and the city was synchronized by these pulses, moving another step...

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Narrative Distance

                I have been exploring John Gardner’s concept of Narrative Distance or psychic distance recently. He includes it in his section discussion common errors by writers in ‘The Art of Fiction’, but I have found useful throughout my writing, both as something...

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