Monthly Archives: February 2011

The urge to purge

We are moving house at the moment. Slowly, over several weeks. It’s odd trying to carry on writing in a sea of chaos, boxes, bubble wrap, and piles of things marked ‘Why did we ever buy this’; ‘Gifts that we … Continue reading

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Don’t tell me not to write, I simply gotta/Can’t help it but it’s fine, I’m not a nutter

(to the tune of ‘Don’t rain on my parade’) I’ve been thinking a lot about a euphemism that’s now much in vogue: ‘managing expectations’. This seems to be to be simply another way to say crushing your dreams, raining on … Continue reading

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On writing classes

In this post I want to write about writing classes. They are a new phenomenon for me. For years – I don’t know why – I resisted investing any money in my writing. I went to all manner of other … Continue reading

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You will always find me in the library at parties

All this talk of libraries makes me nostalgic. I’m not the only one, it seems – last week my local had a queue ten people deep. Is it a sign that, in fact, we don’t know what we’ve got till … Continue reading

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