Chris the Story Reading Ape’s Blog–the first of our links to writing resources

Never mind the odd title, if you’re a writer, you want to read and be a part of this blog. Chris Graham, who lives in London, takes great pains to feature and promote authors from around the world on his blog.

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Why reinvent the wheel—or paraphrase the ape when his “About” page says much of what needs to be said. He offers this exposition:

My literature Hero is Terry Pratchett who, in one of his Science of Discworld books, postulated that Homo Sapiens Sapiens survived all the pitfalls that made other Homo Sapiens species become extinct, by being story telling apes.


If this is the case, then in order to be effective, for every story telling ape there had to be a story listening ape.


I am descended from them, except I read stories instead of listening to them; and authors are the tellers of the stories I read.


I don’t so much read books as devour them, (sometimes re-devouring them several times), so I’ve set myself a long-term task, to list all the books I’ve ever read on Goodreads – trouble is I’ve got the memory of a sieve and I must have read thousands of them!


After years of lugging books around with me when I traveled (pre-internet), or order them to be delivered to wherever I was (post internet), I got an eReader, which enables me to support my local library, as well as giving me access to practically every Kindle, EPUB & PDF format book ever published, via the internet.


Now all I have to do is spend the next several lifetimes reading them (I hope re-incarnation is true, although not having memories from previous lives might be a snag)

Chris goes on to explain the purpose of his blog as follows:

 “To introduce YOU to new (to me) authors I’ve come across in my wanderings through books and the cyberforest.

 To provide a platform (battered old homemade soapbox) for authors to introduce themselves to you. (See my Contact Me Section for Guest Author article Guidelines)

 As an informal information service to authors, poets, or anyone else who is thinking of becoming a published person of that ilk.

 To promote FUN and an OASIS OF CALM and Font of useful Knowledge and Tips for Indies (please do NOT feed my naughty chimps or they may follow you home) from the woes and stresses of the real world.”

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