Claire Chandler

Welcome to my site. I write fiction – mostly sci-fi stories, work as a trainer as my main paid work and spend a lot of time sorting things out and working out how to do things better. This may be because I appear to be on a quest to discover the best ways of focusing my time and attention. Being interested in so many things I need to get the most out of the limited number of hours in the day and do my best to keep focused and stop just flitting from idea to idea.

This is an ongoing process which I have by no means mastered. Writing this blog is the logical outcome of that struggle.
You can read my stuff here on this site. If you want to know more click here.

What next?

I have been thinking about what to do with this site. Whether it needed to exist at all, what I would limit it to, who it’s actually for?

Today I decided to write something that would give an overview of what I’m interested in and thought that I might be talking about here. So I’ve changed the look, and now here is that piece.

Story telling is the theme which is most in my mind at present. How we tell a story, how we allow ourselves to tell a story, the medium of the story, whose story and so on. This covers the actual story – narrative, plot and character; the way we tell that story – words, pictures, film or music, alone or in combination; the habits, tricks, hacks and techniques we use to be able to tell those stories; and also, perhaps most importantly, the ownership of that story – is it yours, does it belong to someone, can we help make a space for those who are unable to tell their own story or do not have the platform from which to tell it.

Let’s see where we go from here.

Where’s it all gone?

I’ve been pondering on what to do with my website for a while and it seems that, until I come up with a definite idea on what to do here, I should take it down. The content was very old and if you really want to read it there is the wonder of the Way Back machine to explore.