Even Without a Plot

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gao Xingjian, warned in a postscript to his short story collection: There is no plot, as is found in most fiction. I read a lot of short stories, in anthologies and in collections. I enjoy the form and I usually find some enjoyment in the individual examples. Rarely … Continue reading Even Without a Plot

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