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This page is still under construction so I apologise for any errors - I’m working on it!
Where does the idea for a short story come from - sometimes a thought or idea will pop into my head - a question that begs to be answered - that challenges the intellect. Like - ‘Why is Polperro Blue’. Sometimes that grows into a story ...
It’s different than writing a blog - which is largely anecdotal - my stories best fit the description of ‘creative non-fiction’ - based on fact but with a hefty dose of imagination. Literary critic Barbara Lounsberry—in her book, ‘The Art of Fact’ describes it as: "Verifiable subject matter and exhaustive research guarantee the nonfiction side of literary nonfiction; the narrative form and structure disclose the writer's artistry; and finally, its polished language reveals that the goal all along has been literature."
Or as my Sister says - ‘It's telling the story in the writers voice of an actual event. The facts softened with memories and observations woven seamlessly throughout the narrative to make it an enjoyable read.’
The featured image is another of straw bales on a hillside from an original oil on canvas by Helen White. A classic sight towards the end of the summer – and a favourite subject of hers – light-filled bales laid out in the fields against the backdrop of contrasting patchwork fields.
Here is a link to her Art Web Site. She paints stunning pictures so do take a look ...
Helen is a professional artist mainly working in oils, more recently with digital media. Light is a particular theme. She has other blogs where she writes about health and healing and life experiences.
These pages will be updated occasionally through the year - so please do pop back - I’ll be glad to see you.
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