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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.


Kathleen Jones explains how writing a hyper-successful biography of a very famous writer nearly destroyed her career.

Mick Jackson recounts the strange time dilation that affects his novel writing, and how he learned to accept it as part of the creative process.