"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
“Trust me, I'm telling you stories.” - Jeanette Winterson
Good morning, all! I hope you are well! I've been a busy bee; lots of writing things going on. I've just finished writing a radio play; my novel's word count is slowly growing; I've been asked to write an article on one of my favourite childhood books, and I'm also playing around with some short stories and poetry. [& one more thing, which I'll be able to tell you about very soon...]
I'm currently training someone at the bookshop to run it on weekends so I can spend more time at my desk, writing, which is fantastic. As much as I love the bookshop, being there seven days a week is not ideal, or practical. So, hurray for more writing time!
And one more thing... I woke up this morning and found a witch AND a lion sitting in my wardrobe, drinking tea. When I asked them what they were doing, they shouted: 'Narnia business!' and slammed the door in my face.
Happy Tuesday. x
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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