WHY JOIN A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP?

Here’s a little piece I’ve written for the new Unthank School blog called ‘Why Join a Creative Writing Workshop?’

“Before I started to write I’d assumed that fiction writers all played a magic piano. The writers whose books were piled up by my bed or stuffed in my coat pocket, that lined the shelves of the shops I used to browse obsessively, these writers produced their books in one great stream of inspiration. Without any real effort, their talent, which I imagined as a pair of disembodied phantom gloves, played a sonata on their keyboards while their backs were turned until money and tickertape rained and fanfares sounded. Then I joined a creative writing workshop.”

The Magic Piano

The Magic Piano

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