L.A. Kennedy

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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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Cancelled tours and delayed releases have thrown the book industry into disarray – but authors, publishers and shops are finding innovative new ways to keep people reading, says Georgina Lawton  On the same page: authors are pulling together and readers are supporting their local bookshops ( Getty ) In the times when a quick online scroll can …

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By Jeff Goins Hello there from quarantine. You might be feeling some shame for being unproductive or lazy or depressed during this time of crisis and social distancing. Please allow me to make you feel better. I am doing this worse than you, I promise. Did you go for a walk in the rain on …

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by Lisa Cooper Ellison Quarantine day one. I sit at my desk and hold my pen. Nothing happens. Quarantine day two. I stare at my computer screen and wonder what the hell is wrong. I mean, I wrote through Lyme disease, even on the days when my brain barely worked. Quarantine day three. I scribble …

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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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by Erika Bennett To say we’re living in a weird time is an understatement. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has a majority of our lives on pause, leaving us with a lot of extra time we didn’t have before. To all my writers, if you’ve ever dreamed of writing a book now is the perfect time to get …

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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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