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I’ve been trying to work out if what I know about yoga, which I’ve practiced on and off since childhood, can help me with freewriting because these two activities seem to be very similar in their aims. The aim of … Continue reading
One of my favourite books about writing is Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. It’s full of cheering jokes and really useful advice from a startlingly honest writer. One of the best chapters is about how an editor’s rejection of … Continue reading
I have a friend who runs a microbakery from home and this week I did a short course in sourdough baking with him. We made ten different types of bread: white, wholemeal, with black olives, with sunflower and sesame seeds, … Continue reading