Diptych: dip trick: dipsticks

Matthew Johnson, cosmologist.

A good story tells you something you can go look for.
Liam Durcan, fiction writer.
What is your favourite word to use in a sentence?

No contest: "Unless." "Unless" is the passkey into the conditional tense, away from slogans and cant and into the ambiguities of language and complexities of fiction. "Unless" opens up the possibilities of a thought and a sentence and a story.
Like a compass needle.

And so for day 1574