All items: Geoffrey Chaucer

Jane Shilling speaks with Robin Blake about how learning to hunt inspired her first memoir, accepting botox in the name of art, writing without an audience in mind and moving to fiction in a new, metrics-driven publishing climate.

An author’s ideas are essential to the writing process, but how and why do they arise? Katharine Grant considers various possibilities.
Every writer has experienced the horror of the blank page. But what about all the other things one has to get right, before one even picks up the pen or switches on the laptop? Charles Jennings offers his list of these, beginning with the writer’s desk…