…you want fame, fortune and personal satisfaction. You want to write what you want to write and to feel it’s good, and you want this to go on for hundreds of years. You’re not likely ever to get all these things, and you’re not likely to give up writing and commit suicide if you don’t, but that is – and should be – your goal. Anything else is kind of piddling.

from Tulip, Dashiell Hammett’s unfinished autobiographical novel


 

Aunty Muriel

‘Aunty Muriel’ is my alter ego. I studied as an undergraduate at King’s College London and in 2007 gained an MA in Literature from the University of Auckland. In 2019 I completed an MA in Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham. 

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