Some writing non-tips and the novelists’ legacy Once again, the best writing tip is… ‘follow no tips’! When I was a young and enthusiastic girl in high school, all of my teachers suggested that, in order to write the perfect essay, I had to follow a scheme. The scheme was a cascade of points, that should guide […]


October 2, 2023

Going With the Flow: You Aren’t Writing a Business Plan

The intriguing parallels between royal sibling relationships and everyday family dynamics When I picked up Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, this summer, I had a revelation: if we aren’t the firstborn in our family, we are all spare children in some ways. This isn’t a complaint, but rather an observation that sparked my curiosity. I hesitated to […]


September 19, 2023

Dear Prince Harry, We are All Spare Children