By Lisa Kenwright Diaries and Journals Inspired by the request from the Frome Society for Local Study for volunteers to keep records during Lockdown, I wanted to share my thoughts on one of my favourite writing habits, keeping a diary or journal. I know a lot of you will do… Read More »Journal writing
Why do I do it? I have a degree in History and postgraduate qualifications in Teaching and Archaeology. By now I could be running a chain of Academies or kneeling at the bottom of a hole in the ground uncovering the secrets of The Bronze Age in Western Europe and… Read More »I write, therefore …
We could write our way through the pandemic, couldn’t we? Well, we could try. But sometimes a lack of energy, time, and all that other stuff you need makes it seem impossible. Excuses! Excuses! Except they’re not excuses now are they? Not since March 2020. People are meant to have… Read More »We could write our way through the pandemic, couldn’t we?
What a ridiculous time to publish a book, you might think: businesses furloughed, bookshops closed for months, libraries mothballed, deliveries delayed. Yes indeed, but also: readers looking for diversion, people desperate for any printed material, an artist with time on his hands, a publisher who takes an interest, and a… Read More »A ridiculous time to publish a book?
In the March programme of Writers on Radio we focused on autobiography and family stories and I shared this method that traditional storytellers use when they begin to work with a story. Because we work with traditional material that already exists, rather than writing it from scratch as in most… Read More »Bare Bones Part 1