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Writer’s holiday?

A busman’s holiday is one that involves doing the same thing that you do at work. Maybe writers are a bit like busmen—however hard they try they can never really leave that essential part of themselves behind. We’d had a … Continue reading

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Writing against the grain

New writers are often told: ‘Write about what you know.’ It’s a fair point – except that it doesn’t leave much room for the imagination. And isn’t imagination at the root of all creative writing? I guess the central characters … Continue reading

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