But I hope that the main reason people carry on is that they believe they have something to offer, as entertainment, provocation, or often just plain simple human sharing (not to mention other animals). I certainly get all of these from the blogs I read and the interactions through the comments. And, most importantly, I get to read loads of brilliant writing, without having to stir from my sofa or donate a penny to Amazon or Waterstone’s. So thanks, all of you.
Which brings me neatly to my self-serving point. I really enjoyed the opportunity to review the start of Clare’s novel: it was a brave and intriguing extension of the bloglit concept, and I hope she got something from it too. So, does anyone fancy helping me with my children’s novel, ‘Clock and Jeremy’? It’s a fantasy aimed at the 10 – 12 readership. Although stylistic criticism is obviously welcome, what I’m really after is ‘where the hell do I take this story from here??’
You can email me via my profile if you want to play.