Writing and Typing

Women who type seem to be having a bit of a moment. In ‘Mrs Wilson’ (2019), a British drama showing on the ABC, the titular character starts out as a typist admonished not to change anything as she transcribes, before marrying the man whose voice is on the recordings. In ‘The Typist’ (2018), a German … Continue reading Writing and Typing


Who put the image into imagination? There’s a big push in writing advice these days on the troika of plot, character and dialogue. But what makes all those things sing? When you come across powerful imagery in a novel you instantly know the answer. This comes back to the old question of the divide between … Continue reading Imagination