Simple, really. Just think about what the Internet really connects – people.

People write – and people read. And now, whether it’s a good thing or not, we can do both these things without visiting a bookshop. Whatever else it may do, I hope this blog will inspire at least one person who visits it to do at least one of those two things – and preferably both. The bold, the reckless and those unable to keep their tongues may even write to me if they wish.

As time goes by, I’ll add more writing here, and more writing about writing. I’ll also try to remember to add links to other good reading and good writing. Be patient: my life is full, and I hope yours is too.

But good things, or at leastĀ better things, come to those who exercise a little patience.