Walking the Hannah

Tuesday 12.11.19

I’ve recently begun walking every day. It was something I did during the summer in Cornwall, trotting down to Carbis Bay or St Ives, enjoying wandering along the beach or having a paddle, and then climbing the big hill home!

With everything that’s happened in the past month, I haven’t kept up the habit, which is a shame. I feel so much better when I’m walking regularly – fresh air, exercise, nature, humans (eek!), mental space, and story inspiration.

For the past few days, I’ve Continue reading

Reading: Depth or Breadth?

I have three big piles of books waiting to be read. I would get through them more quickly if I hadn’t recently started re-reading some of my favourites.

I don’t find it very easy to read novels. When I start a new book, I get stressed trying to remember characters’ names and plot information, which means I read slowly and benefit from re-reading them. This isn’t a bad thing. There’s little point in whizzing through hundreds of books in a frenzy – it’s particularly important from a writer’s perspective to examine the prose carefully.

However, if I constantly Continue reading