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Bolder than Mandingo


Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. (Goethe)     What’s the difference between a change and a turning point?  This question emerged in a class on the Faber Edit Your Novel course a couple of weeks ago, when Louise Doughty came to talk to us about her novel Apple Tree Yard.  We concluded that there’s no going back from a turning point, unlike a change which can be reversed. …

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What can our dreams tell us?


  “Dreaming is so basic to human existence, it’s astonishing we don’t understand it better. It consumes years of our lives, and no other single activity exerts such a powerful pull on our imaginations. Yet central as dreaming is, we still have no idea why we dream.” Jay Dixit in Psychology Today Dreams and dreaming remain mysterious despite many attempts to explain their purpose, and the role our dreams play in our waking lives.  Our daydreams guide our actions in …

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