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Update: Write every day?

A month or more ago I wrote here about trying out the ‘write every day’ approach. I wasn’t sure if it would work for me after baby magpie was born, but frequently didn’t have more than twenty minutes at a … Continue reading

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Pick up the baby: dealing with writers block when looking after a small person

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have set myself the inadvisable task of trying to finish (and publish, or find a publisher for!) my novel this year while I am on maternity leave and also looking after … Continue reading

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Motherhood: time moves differently here

It’s been a few weeks since I have posted anything as I have been engaged in a final push to finish a first draft of my novel. As I get closer and closer to the end I feel more motivated … Continue reading

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‘I’ll fix that later’: things that help when trying to write and look after a baby.

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Late night research and the Hidden Life of Trees

Followers of this blog may know that I’ve been working on a novel for some time (like ten years worth of time). I think it’s taken so long because it took me a while to work out what kind of … Continue reading

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Trying to be a new parent and creative at the same time: Write everyday?

It’s been almost 9 weeks since I had my baby and I’ve been beginning to get back thinking about how to be a creative person, at the same time as being a new parent. It’s been quite a learning curve, … Continue reading

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Thinking about next year

I have been a bit quiet of late. I’ve been really tired and had to concentrate my energies of doing just a few things rather than the usual broader scope of stuff I get involved in. However I’ve not been … Continue reading

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More stuff on Lionel Shriver

I wrote a blog a few weeks ago about Lionel Shriver and her objection to the new diversity policy of Random House. Quite a few other more well read people than me also wrote about it, and came to similar … Continue reading

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Lionel Shriver and her flawed imagination

A friend of mine once called me a fag hag. She meant it as a complement, but later decided to upgrade me to a ‘diversity whore’, which was also, I think, meant as a complement. I am a fan of … Continue reading

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