All writers – all writers who intend to write more than a single book – need to work out ways of sustaining themselves through the grind.
Thank you for following the Diary. Your presence is transforming how I think about writing.
Two things you can listen to, if you feel like it.
On Radio 3.
It’s pretty hard to imagine The Handmaid’s Tale (not to mention all her other novels, short stories and poems) being forgotten in five or six generations.
As it’s the last Friday of February, I’m sticking my head out again – from behind the pages of the Diary – to see how you’re doing, and hear what you’re thinking
Gabriela Blandy asked me about money, Substack, free writing and the future.
If you’d like to get up to speed with A Writer’s Diary, it’s very easy to do. Just read these three days…
This very enjoyable Q&A took place on the last Friday of January. I’m archiving it here, but it’s also a pretty good FAQ for those new to A Writer’s Diary.
If you’d like to read everything in one go, here it is…
Entered the year in Leigh’s arms, as it should be. Mum, exhausted, had gone to bed around half past eight. Dad stayed up until midnight. Big Ben on the TV. Brother texted.