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Does suicide ever make sense?

Most people believe the answer to this question is “no”. But then most people ultimately want to be alive. And this is the case even if they are suffering. Even most people who are suffering do not want to die. Yes, they want their suffering to end, but not so much that they want to... Continue Reading →

Other authors: Susannah Cahalan

Today is a little bit different as I’m sharing my thoughts on Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, which is an autobiography, not a novel. I’m making the exception for Susannah Cahalan’s book because the writing is as poetic as any novel.

Other authors: Nathan Filer

Many sufferers of psychosis say they hear voices. It's the most common auditory false perception experienced by those with schizophrenia. And there's no better book to get a glimpse of this than in The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer.

Are you a Storyteller? Or a Wordsmith?

When you start writing a novel, you think the writing itself is the process. Then you finish the first draft, and you realise that, no, it’s the editing that’s the process. But the process actually starts before any of this – at the idea development stage.

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