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Confessions of an ‘indie’ publisher (Part 4)

January 12, 2015

Excellent post from Kate Evans about carving out personal writing space – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

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I’m assuming that those reading these blog posts will at least have a kernel of an idea, be writing and be on with building up a supportive writerly community (see last ‘Confessions’ post). There is no magic about writing a novel-length manuscript, what you have to do is write, write, write, get some feedback and creative nourishment and then write some more. Sounds simple? In some ways it is, yet behind that straightforward statement, there is what I call the need to create a writing space. I mean this in terms of a physical space and also in terms of carving out time for the creative process. In addition, in my opinion, there also has to be a psychological and emotional shift for this to happen. Taking a physical space, demarcating time, implies saying to yourself and others, ‘My writing is important’. It might mean putting your writing…

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