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Tag Archives: writing life

At the Writers’ Cafe by Elli Woollard

Writing in cafes? I don’t. There. End of story. Actually it’s not, because I did once spend quite a while writing in a hospital café over the course of a … Continue reading

February 16, 2018

Writing Distractions by Elli Woollard

Sit down to write. (Check your reviews) Sit down to write. (Buy some new shoes) Sit down to write. (Empty your spam) Sit down to write. (Eat bread and jam) … Continue reading

June 23, 2017


The theme on Author Allsorts this week is how writers can avoid distractions when it comes to their work. But I think that sometimes we need to be distracted – … Continue reading

June 7, 2017

On not writing in PJs

  When it comes to mental well-being, I’m really boring. What keep me sane and healthy are regular working hours, daily walks, and wholesome leisure activities – playing the guitar, … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Perfect Place to Plot… (schemes, mostly)

Last September, I moved to Dublin and graduated from writing at my kitchen table to having my very own desk in my very own space. Gone were the interruptions of … Continue reading

July 1, 2016

View From A Desk

The first thing you should know is, don’t believe a word she tells you. She’ll say she likes to be at her desk at nine – and maybe she likes … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 6 Comments

Writing to Deadlines by Bea Davenport

There’s a famous joke, isn’t there, where someone claims they ‘love to watch deadlines flying past’. Now for me, that’s just not funny. It always makes me purse my lips … Continue reading

June 13, 2016

My Writing Year: 2015 by Emma Carroll

This time last year I was an almost full-time writer- almost but still not quite. The plunge hadn’t been taken. On Thursdays I was still dragging myself into school to … Continue reading

January 15, 2016

Robin Stevens: My Day Job

People are often quite surprised when I tell them that I have a non-writing job. They’re even more shocked when I explain that it’s all day, five days a week … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

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