If there is a single thing that has caused me to want to do more, to want to do whatever I can, then it’s just this: within my short lifetime, I’ve witnessed the English climate change.
Yesterday morning, at around 11.20, I was arrested for the first time in my life.
All writers – all writers who intend to write more than a single book – need to work out ways of sustaining themselves through the grind.
Two things you can listen to, if you feel like it.
On Radio 3.
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.