Monday, 11 November 2013


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I watched a programme last week, Speeches That Shook The world, and near the end, its presenter Simon Armitage quoted some words from On The Sublime, written by the Greek writer, Longinus, around the first century AD.

"The effect of elevated language upon an audience is not persuasion but transport."

It just made me think that that's what I'd hope my writing would do - not influence or persuade anyone to my way of thinking, or doing, or being, but simply to be a means of transporting my readers to another world for a little while. 

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