As I might have mentioned if you’re in touch with me, I’ve recently embarked on a Creative Writing PhD.  I’m not sure how much time (or inclination!) I’ll have to write about it, but I thought I’d add this section to my site in case I wanted to make notes.

I’ve decided to research the portrayal and function of paternal characters in children’s fiction – or put more casually, I’m going to have a look at how father figures are being depicted in stories for children over eight, right the way through to young adults.  I don’t really know what I’ll discover yet, but it looks like it’s going to be interesting.