I voted YES, and I’m not happy about Indyref 2.0

It's been a while since my last post, so apologies if you were hoping for a bookish post, but my thoughts on this are too long for Twitter 😉 20 months ago, when Scots had the opportunity to decide whether or not we wanted to remain in the United Kingdom, I voted Yes. 2 days … Continue reading I voted YES, and I’m not happy about Indyref 2.0

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The “Women’s vote” is sexist and has no place in the EU debate

Last week on International Women’s Day, I read an article about two campaign groups, one for each side of the EU debate. The first thing I noticed* was the comment about how the debate has been ‘quite male dominated’. So far, so inoffensive. I think few would argue that representation is an important facet of … Continue reading The “Women’s vote” is sexist and has no place in the EU debate

When worldbuilding doesn’t feel quite “right”

Worldbuilding can be a tricky thing to get right. There are so many things to take into consideration, from the details of the technology available to the social repercussions of cultural attitudes. It’s such a pervasive part of a story, however, that it can really make or break a book. Good worldbuilding draws you into … Continue reading When worldbuilding doesn’t feel quite “right”