Death Of 1000 Cuts - Season 2 Episode 25 - The Two Yous (Writing Ramble)


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This episode I report from deep in the middle of teaching a writing retreat at Arvon's Totleigh Barton. Many issues about creative writing, developing your practice, and growing as a writer are on my mind, so I try to get down to some fundamental principles as they occur to me. This is an unscripted episode, where I have a go at getting to the bottom of a problem or topic and puzzle out what I think about it. At the time of recording, I was rereading Osip Mandelstam's JOURNEY TO ARMENIA, and also Dorothea Brande's BECOMING A WRITER, the first truly iconic creative writing manual, originally published in 1934. I felt pretty amazed and inspired by both, so I talk about - and read from - both texts. This is a great episode to listen to if you want to know: - the best way to build a sustainable writing practice - how to cultivate your imagination - how to silence your inner critic - a classic exercise to get through writers' block and stimulate ideas - how a writing retreat works Here's Dorothea Brande's bestselling classic, BECOMING A WRITER - I think it's brilliant. Reading it helped me loads: Here's Osip Mandelstam's JOURNEY TO ARMENIA. It's so good: Have you bought my novel, THE HONOURS, yet? You'd be doing me a great favour if you did: Finally, if you'd like to help out the podcast, I have a coffee page where you can bung me a few quid to help keep the lights on. Every little is appreciated:

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