Monday, May 14, 2012


I find it difficult to offer advice about writing. Instead, here's a story about a friend of mine called Claire. It may be helpful to know that aubergine is another word for eggplant.

Helen Smith is a novelist and playwright who lives in London. She's the author of Alison Wonderland and six other books. She has a blog here. Come and say hello.


  1. I love the Britishisms in your story ...

    Rang me up, Malaise, Tumbler, Aubergine, Feckled, Shag ...

    I'm also happy to know that it's a vegetable. I've added it to the tomatoes.