Online Writing

Writing and reading online is different from the print experience. I've found from writing these stories that it suits some people more than others.

Personally I like the possibility of having a storyline with enhancements that I can look at if I want to and ignore if I don't. A hypertext structure seems to me to be a more effective way of telling about someone's life, in fact or fiction, than in the format of a book, much though I love my books. It's a new and developing field.

Abigail's Garden  is an experiment in linking stories about a life to plants and mythology. I have often wondered what lies behind what we choose to include in our gardens. What plants are important to you? 

California Baby (Memoirs of a Hardhearted Daughter) is a memoir of 1935-1945, the story of a family in the years before and during World War Two.

I loved working on this, and found that other members of the family had fascinating stories to tell as well, remembering different moments in different ways. The power of old photos  and the stories behind them has always intrigued me. The introduction is here. I want to find ways of introducing others to this way of representing their life stories.

Henwoman  is about a woman slowly realising that what seemed like choices were not genuinely so, and about her search to make a real choice of her own. I believe that the sound effects and background pictures enhance the reading experience without getting in the way. Do you agree? Comments welcomed on the blog

Mrs Tamarind  is a story of an older woman and how the different people in her life understand her. There is much to be understood about the effects of looking old, and how those around us interpret the way we look.