I agree with Jeanette Winterson…

Jeanette Winterson “I never think: ‘I’m not at work now, so I’ll relax.’ For me, there’s no distinction. Work is the most absorbing thing in my life. Why would I want to switch off?”
[excerpt ‘A Life in the Day: Sunday Times Magazine’ May 5, 2013]

Jeanette Winterson

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I’m with her there. I have always earned my living by writing, but writing is who I am not what I do. Stories have been the centre of my life since I first was able to read, the magical moment was when I realised I could make-up my own. Now the writing switch is hard-wired in my brain and cannot be turned off.  And I don’t want to turn it off. I stop when I am tired, not because I have run out of ideas. And I have never suffered from writer’s block, though this may be another benefit of my journalism background where there isn’t time for writer’s block to exist.

If you agree with Jeanette Winterson, perhaps you will agree with:-
SJ Watsonwrite every day, even if it’s rubbish
Celia Brayfield fiction without its darker side is like a Miss Marple mystery without its murder
Chris Cleavemore writers need to celebrate new writers

Jeanette Winterson


‘The Gap of Time: The Winter’s Tale Retold’ by Jeanette Winterson [UK: Vintage]

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