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Writing and reading online is different from the print experience. I've found from writing these that it suits some people more than others. You can see some comments in the blog Weaving Stories, Weaving Spells

 

For me, I like the possibility of having a storyline with enhancements that I can look at if I want to and ignore if I don't. A hypertext structure seems to me to be a more effective way of telling the experience of a woman, in fact or fiction, than in the format of a book, much though I love my books. It's a new field, developing as we speak.

 

Abigail's Garden  is an experiment in linking stories about a life to plants and mythology. I have often wondered what lies behind what we choose to include in our gardens. What plants are important to you?  Have a look at the story and post your comments

 

California Baby (Memoirs of a Hardhearted Daughter) is a memoir of 1935-1945, the story of a family in the years before and during World War Two.

I loved working on this, and found that other members of the family had fascinating stories to tell as well, remembering different moments in different ways.

I want to find ways of introducing others to this way of representing their life stories. The power of old photos  and the stories behind them has always intrigued me.

The introduction is here

 

Henwoman  is about a woman slowly realising that what seemed like choices were not genuinely so, and about her search to make a real choice of her own. I believe that the sound effects and background pictures enhance the reading experience without getting in the way. Do you agree? Comments welcomed on the blog

 

Mrs Tamarind  is a story of an older woman and how the different people in her life understand her. There is much to be understood about the effects of looking old, and how those around us interpret the way we look.

 

 

Visit again soon for new content.

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