All items: Virginia Woolf

In an increasingly homogenised and uniform world rare and distinctive voices are especially needful. Sometimes those voices may be complex, difficult, troubling, but who wants to read a bland book?
Virginia Woolf's fiction explores the inner lives of intelligent women with courage and originality; she searched for, and found, a way of telling a story that was different.
An author’s ideas are essential to the writing process, but how and why do they arise? Katharine Grant considers various possibilities.
Are writers mad — or only very sane? Horatio Clare reflects on this conundrum, with relation to his own experience of mental illness.
Although writers are often asked about their favourite tools – from pens to laptops – the chairs on which they sit to write are seldom mentioned. Alex Games wonders why so little attention has been paid to this crucial piece of furniture.
If scripts were changed so little and yet could be so successful, then is my work really better now because, using a computer, I can change it all the time? Or do I keep changing it merely because I can?
In dangerous parts of the world you were brave to the point of foolhardiness but put you in front of a keyboard and you were a wee fearty mouse; you'd overwork and overhone everything, you'd stay up all night.