Did anyone hear 'Twilight' creator Stephenie Meyer on Front Row last night? It was a nice little interview, but what really struck me was her generosity towards E L James when Mark Lawson described her (Meyer) as being 'inadvertently responsible' for the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey. She replied: 'I’m so far removed from it. I haven’t read it – it’s not a genre that I have had any experience of. It’s kind of nice that she’s done so well and that she’s gotten a start, and that’s cool.'
There are a lot of nasty folk in the world, but in the two main areas in which I work I have met some lovely ones. The yoga teaching family is generous and open. If someone comes to my class and doesn't like it, I recommend somewhere else - and have had students come to me on recommendation from another teacher. Can you imaging Tesco saying, 'Sorry we can't help you. Have you tried Morrisons?'
My fellow bloggers, too, are constantly giving away helpful nuggets on writing, including details of competitions where, let's be honest, the fewer people that enter the greater the chances of winning. You see? People can be nice!