Sunday, 18 March 2018

Looking Three Ways

Usually the Roman god, Janus, who gave his name to January, looks two ways - to the old year and the new ... Not sure what we have here. 

Rather than beginnings and endings (so important to get right: the hook to draw the reader in, and the ending to satisfy,) this ancient relic I snapped in Florence, suggests the three dimensions of time. 

The present, the future, and the past have to be handled with care. There is always a backstory that informs the present and the present is the springboard for the future. I am experimenting with chronology in my latest book and feel like a juggler. I am enjoying the back and forth - a linear anything can feel like a straightjacket.   

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