Loose ends and the hope of things to come

Stories may be lifelike, but not like life. After all they require a selectiveness about what to tell and what to withhold. That decision is fundamental to narrative success. When you’re writing a piece of fiction, or for that matter a poem, the notion of form is metaphorical. You can choose to work within a... Continue Reading →

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Stories, faith and resolution

I want to think a bit more about story endings, which is going to mean spoilers for the films I’ll be talking about. If you don’t want to know the ending for The Godfather trilogy, or Flight, or The Great Beauty, then you should stop reading. I wrote in a previous blog that the ending... Continue Reading →

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