Not a creature was stiring…. Great poem but not true in our house. The horses are busy eating, the pigs are foraging in their beds. The cats are playing with the Christmas tree decorations and the dogs are camping in front of the cooker guarding the turkey.
The idea got me thinking and at no point do we ever get to silence and no stiring in our house.
We are a very active noisy family and I have a tendency to stay up all night writing so the television is always blaring and music is constantly playing.
What ever your home life is like. I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous new year.
Today I was asked my opinion as to whether I believed fiction should influence society.
I believe fiction has a lot of uses it can be a reflection of current times, a political comentary. A warning signal for conspiracy theories, it can in some circumstances start a revolution.
But fiction is more than that. It’s a way to escape, to live lives you’ve only dreamed of. To experience adventure, overwhelming passionate encounters. Have a chance to stop the bad guys and save the world all from the comfort of your own living room.
In my opinion novels should make you dream.
if I manage to bring readers in to my world for a few hours I will have achieved everything I aspire to do.
There is nothing I dislike more than prejudice.
I really don’t mind if people like or dislike me but please get to know me before you decide.
Don’t look at the colour of my hair and skin and guess where I’m from or assume you know how I think because of my address, religion or interests.
Everyone is an individual. We are not mass produced in the same moulds or born with identically produced brains.
Stop reading the hype in the newspapers and think for yourself. You might find that you make lots of interesting friends.