Tag Archives: animals

He, she and it

Recently I wrote an article about cats, in which I used the pronouns “he” and “she” to refer to cats in general, rather than one specific animal. The editor changed them all to “it”. I found that something of a … Continue reading

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Talk to the animals

A few days ago someone asked me if The Swan Harp and my other novel ideas contained talking animals. I said no, but I was surprised at the strength of my own negative inner response to that. What, after all, … Continue reading

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If ya don’t ask…

A couple of years ago I set as one of my goals having a pet column somewhere. I like writing a column. It’s regular, reliable work, it’s in my 400-1000-word zone, where I’m used to writing, and it’s great for … Continue reading

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