Welcome to Letters I Haven’t Written Yet. On this site you’ll find some examples of my writing. Whether I’m ranting about a particular subject or writing fiction, I feel like every written work we create, whether it is shared or not, is a letter to someone or something, with a message that comes from deep within. I hope to make this site into a collection of these letters, looking into the past and into the future, both in real and imaginary worlds, on whichever path I choose.
And another review! I’ve just finished reading the first two books in Elizabeth Chadwicks’ Eleanor of Aquitaine series. I’ve included a review of The Summer Queen (Book 1) and The Winter Crown (book 2) in the Book Review section. I do love reading about strong women, and I’ve a particular fascination with medieval queens – powerhouses in what was in general a horrible time for women in Europe. Well written and thoroughly researched, with a great bibliography at the end!
The latest Honest Letter has been received! This newest letter is addressed to all of humanity … Sound ominous? Well it should. There’s a group out there that’s really not pleased with us, and have put it in writing…
There’s been a lot of talk these days about the need for diverse voices in the arts. The latest argument is around publishing, where certain authors have felt that diversity in publishing is actually accepting sub-par work, and that diverse voices are really not needed. Which, if you are one of those diverse voices such as I am, you know it’s a load of shit. In the rants sections, I’ve talked about my own issues with diversity in the writing world – as someone unknown and unpublished, just trying to be heard. Some interesting articles about the subject are also included. (Image credit: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224621)
In today’s world, we are faced with the triumph of mediocrity. We expected that with the health, educational and human rights success we have had in recent history, that we would live in a meritocratic society. However, we all have to admit to ourselves, it is one that is falsely so. Instead, we are witnessing the harnessing of power of the Mediocre Man. As women (and smart, intelligent and hardworking men) we need to make this time the “Last Stand” of the Mediocre Man. In my latest post in the rant section, I outline how I think this can be done, in an article I call: “What would a Mediocre Man do?”