Journey to the centre of a novel: Great middle lines – 1

In the middle of a novel, a few lines often show the reader that a character’s world is about to become unfamiliar and unsafe.  It can be a turning point, a point where a journey begins and when the action starts. I’d like to share some of these lines with you.  I’ll go to the… Continue reading


A Short Story from New Caledonia about Japan. Translated from French

Origami by Anne Bihan (© Translation by Patricia J.F. Worth) Trembling.  It’s what I do best. I’m an expert at trembling. I have an incredible mastery of trembling. Had it since I was very small. Since the day I started kindergarten, the teacher has been telling my mother who comes to pick me up every… Continue reading