The Gossips and Jonathan Franzen in the Mahau Sound.

The painting is called The Gossips, Bonchurch, by John Atkinson Grimshaw, put to canvas in 1880. I chiefly love how Grimshaw plays with the light, and the stark wintry exactitude of the trees. It’s more than gossip Pauline and I have finally berthed at our permanent – for now – resting place in the Mahau … More The Gossips and Jonathan Franzen in the Mahau Sound.

Copyright and a Commons for Writers. A Novel Approach Applied Stupidly.

  I wrote a novel and in that novel I decided to attack copyright by breaking it.  You’ve no doubt spotted the problem, already.  It took me five years and 152,000 words to get to where you are in one sentence.  Think about that; because I certainly didn’t. In posting the fine arts paintings on … More Copyright and a Commons for Writers. A Novel Approach Applied Stupidly.