I love writing but I don’t always write as much as I would like to or some of the things I would like to. This book was one of my birthday presents and in it people talk about their writing space. I don’t really have a dedicated writing space as such – I write in lots of different places but I need to create space in my week to write. I am working on this with a coach at the moment as it is so easy for other work to crowd out my writing time. So over the next few weeks I am trying to create space to write an article! Reading the book helped inspire me to do something about my desire…
This advice from Michael Morpurgo in the introduction to the book resonates with my own experience and is what I draw on when I blog.
Each of us has to find a way to begin writing. I have my way, not the best way – there is no best way – but my way. I think every writer has to read widely, to live a life as interesting and involved as possible, to meet people, to go places, to keep eyes and ears and heart open. We have to drink the world in, know it, develop our concerns, and so discover what it is we care about Michael Morpurgo (p1).
Mansfield, E. (ed) (2016). A Space to Write. Cornwall: KEAP.