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May
2022
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A very stubborn writer

“We’ve all heard that the unexamined life is not worth living, but consider too that the unlived life is not worth examining.”― Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer. But it took me forty years to finally become one. It started in primary school, when my mother, who...
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20
Oct
2019
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Exploring Resistance

A friend recently asked me why I stopped blogging. I found the question deeply uncomfortable and I immediately launched my defence: because I don’t have time; because I work from home and I run a holiday rental business, not to mention two houses to look after. Then the real reasons began to reveal themselves. Because...
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12
Mar
2019
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Tell the truth

Monday, I broke a tooth at breakfast. It was my second tooth. The first one was impossible to save, it had to be removed a couple of months before. As someone who rarely had to visit the dentist, I was shocked. I am approaching forty and I am starting to lose my teeth. I mean,...
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27
Feb
2019
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Forget the happy ending. Enjoy a happy process

Once upon a time, I had the pleasure of interviewing writer Lionel Shriver at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. I remember how nervous I was when I saw her sat in a rattan chair, luscious tropical background behind her, sending lazy clouds of smoke into the air from an electronic cigarette (one of the...
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