‘In jazz, there’s no criticism of beginners. You have to start somewhere, the thinking goes, and be prepared to experiment, live. There isn’t an equivalent with writers.’
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Royal Literary Fund writers explore how their writing relates to the people around them, taking in everything from working with community groups to dealing with isolation.