Tag Archive: writing

Writing about writing – Rachel Cusk’s ‘Outline’

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In order to alleviate unnecessary head-scratching and present-buying anxiety, a month or so before Christmas and my birthday, I start to leave heavy hints with my husband about the books I’d be eternally… Continue reading

View over the top of my book #16

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On Friday, BBC Cymru Wales held a writers’ forum in Cardiff to launch this year’s Wales Drama Award. In the past, I’ve tried my hand at writing sketches for the BBC Radio satirical… Continue reading

What do Edgar Allan Poe, Parisian strollers and knitting have in common? Read on…

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Last week the latest edition of Interweave’s Knitting Traditions magazine plopped through the letter box, and it had my article and knitting patterns in it – hoorah, fame at last! I wrote an article about… Continue reading

If it’s good enough for John Steinbeck, it’s good enough for me.

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Ah stationery, you are my weakness! Recognising that a penchant for Montblanc fountain pens was a path to certain disappointment, I have instead developed a love for fine pencils, namely the Palomino Blackwing. I… Continue reading

So Long Mono-reading, I’m going to miss you!

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My reading experience during January was delightful. I read six books in their entirety after finishing off Proust’s In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, and was only a few pages short… Continue reading

I can’t help but notice, I don’t have a writing tower.

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I have been reading that Vita Sackville-West said Virginia Woolf’s study, a sweet-looking little cabin, was an utter mess inside full of broken junk,which I love as it seems very out of character.… Continue reading

Who wants a Peek inside My New Bureau

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Actually it’s not new, it’s been sitting unused in the cabin for quite a while as lack of internet means I don’t write up there much. Still, it’s my exciting shiny new work… Continue reading

He Should Have Joined A Writing Group

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If you have ever summoned the courage to show some of your creative writing to another living person (cats and houseplants don’t count, I’m afraid) you should read about young Proust’s experience of… Continue reading

The Art of Looking Sideways

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I feel really lucky to be able to spend a lot of my time writing and making stuff, and recently I’ve been in quite a comfortable, productive, creative, groove. It can feel blissful… Continue reading

Because it doesn’t do to be perilously short of notebooks

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Build it and they will come, or, buy notebooks and writing will get done. Although to be honest, I’d write if all I had were petrol receipts and used electricity bill envelopes, and… Continue reading