L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Jory Mackay Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well. On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush Kent countryside or the bustling streets of Victorian London. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. One particularly dreary night in October of 1857, Dickens …

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How are writers supposed to write settings when we’re supposed to stay at home? Christine Meade offer writing prompts and tips fro writing strong settings during social isolation. By: Christine Meade For fiction writers looking to stay productive during either self-imposed or voluntary social-distancing, it may seem a challenge to envision a setting beyond the …

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As more countries go into lockdown, bookshops around the world are having to think of creative ways to serve their customers and communities, writes Clare Thorp. In uncertain times, few spaces feel more comforting than a bookshop. And, over the past few years, as the world has felt increasingly tumultuous, indie bookshops – once in …

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Via NY Book Editors If writing isn’t your day job (yet), I bet you’ve daydreamed of what it must be like. You’ve probably imagined a life spent creating fantastical characters from thin air, as you smoke a cigar, and peck away on your typewriter. Wait—wrong century. Let’s just say, you probably nurse a very romantic …

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By Hannah Fielding When I say ‘a writer writing’ to you, what image flits into your mind? You may see a person bashing away at a typewriter, or scrawling frenetically in a notebook, or staring vacantly into space surrounded by balled-up sheets of paper, or glaring at a blinking cursor on an empty computer screen. …

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During isolation are you a writer who is struggling to write? By Sam H Arnold I haven’t written for a week. Do I have writers’ block? No, I don’t, I have a lack of concentration and motivation. It appears from talking to other writers I am not alone in this. Many writers have told me …

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Via The Guardian The coronavirus pandemic is forcing many of us to work from home. There’s plenty to learn from the people who’ve always worked in isolation Here are tips to not just survive social isolation and work from home, but thrive in it. If there is one cohort uniquely prepared for both working from …

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BY L.A. Kennedy It is a common joke, or at least one I’ve heard may times, writers can lock themselves away for days on end. I, for one, can do this for great stretches, without feeling the pressing of the walls. Lately, however, it is feeling rather claustrophobic, like I haven’t seen another human in …

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