Rob Chapman’s working week touches on TV vs. film writing, poet John Clare’s rock-and-roll trajectory and resurrecting a ‘weird’ abandoned novel.
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MIranda Miller works to finish a novel, visits an exhibition related to an old one, and considers whether she wants to ‘be a brand’ in the brave new world of 21st century publishing, in her audio diary.
We also feature two recent pieces from the Vox section of our website, 'Letter to my younger self', from John Greening and Mary Colson.
Susan Fletcher explores the experience of outsiderhood, both physical and social, and its influence on her writing, and wonders whether readers, too, are increasingly recognising themselves in outsider protagonists.
Lucy Flannery describes how an idle moment on twitter led to her accidentally writing a novel, and how the process of doing so raised old demons about her right to be an author.
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.