All items: Shelley Harris

The great thing about being a writer is that, professionally speaking, it doesn't really matter how badly you mess up; it's all material. You can use everything
I write because I found out early that it was very, very good fun: there was licence and liberty in it. I could make something real and true just by thinking it up,
The Saturday jobs of our youth played an important role in the development of imaginative thinking and resilience — so Isabel Ashdown believes. Here, she talks to writers about their early work experiences and asks: ‘Has it made you a better writer?’