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Short audio series where RLF writers explore topics around writing.

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Short audio series where RLF writers explore topics around writing.

    Tim Ecott: Why I Write

    Tim Ecott: Why I Write

    'The gathering clouds of certitude that trying to be a writer in what many regard as a post-literary world is a foolish endeavour. '

    Trying to blow away the gathering clouds of certitude that trying to be a writer in what many regard as a post-literary world is a foolish, pointless and economically ruinous endeavour.

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    • 3 min
    Christina Hopkinson: Letter To My Younger Self

    Christina Hopkinson: Letter To My Younger Self

    'Nobody's looking at you and pointing and judging. You should work hard to be listened to, rather than looked at.'

    Nobody's looking at you and pointing and judging. You should work hard to be listened to, rather than looked at. Please stop staring at yourself.

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    • 3 min
    Brian McCabe: The Best Advice I Ever Received

    Brian McCabe: The Best Advice I Ever Received

    'I realised that you didn't have to use bigger, abstruse words, and that simple language needn't mean expressing simple feelings.'

    I realised that you didn't have to use bigger, abstruse words, and that simple language needn't mean expressing simple feelings or simple ideas.

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    • 3 min
    Sally Kindberg: How I Write

    Sally Kindberg: How I Write

    'A notebook must fit into a pocket, ready to receive drawings, an overheard conversation, a telling phrase.'

    A notebook must fit into a pocket, ready to receive drawings, an overheard conversation, a telling phrase, or even a word or two that's taken my fancy.

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    • 3 min
    Brian Keaney: Writer's Block

    Brian Keaney: Writer's Block

    'If Jasper represented writer's block, then what I needed was a bigger, meaner cat that represented inspiration. I decided to call the bigger cat Maximus. '

    If Jasper represented writer's block, then what I needed was a bigger, meaner cat that represented inspiration. I decided to call the bigger cat Maximus. The question was, what did Maximus like to eat?

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    • 2 min
    Vayu Naidu: Writers Who Inspire Me

    Vayu Naidu: Writers Who Inspire Me

    'Just when Freddie Mercury was taking off in our dichotomised university lives in India, came Keki Daruwalla... the Parsi policeman poet.'

    Just when Freddie Mercury was taking off in our dichotomised university lives in India, came Keki Daruwalla. He was the Parsi policeman poet on a boat-poem ride along the Ganga.

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    • 4 min

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