Narrative Distance

Narrative Distance

The first time I learned about narrative distance – also called psychic distance – I was attending a writers’ workshop in York. It was a light-bulb moment for me. Workshop teacher, author and freelance editor, Debi Alper, described narrative distance as the space...
Architectural Gems: Past and Present

Architectural Gems: Past and Present

…the tarnished nameplate fixed to the wall: Begijnhof Sint-Catharine. Passing a gatehouse, they emerge into a large courtyard. Brick buildings on all sides rise three-storeys high, each façade decorated with crow-stepped gables, typical of sixteenth-century houses of...
Book Signings in Belgium

Book Signings in Belgium

Nothing quite prepares an author for the thrill of walking into a bookshop for the first time and seeing their book – with its freshly designed cover and hundreds of pages filled with densely typed words – sitting on a shelf, offered for sale. A thrilling experience...
Newspaper Article: Het Nieuwsblad, Friday 11 March 2022

Newspaper Article: Het Nieuwsblad, Friday 11 March 2022

Australian writer finds inspiration in Antwerp painter. Rubens’ Life As A Thriller. A crime novel set in 17th-century Antwerp and the debut of an Australian living in The Hague? That’s The Engraver by Lisa Medved. The pivot in the story is the greatest...

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