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Where do writers write?

Where do writers write?

Where do writers write?
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Where do writers write? And why? Creating a writing room of my own got me thinking.

A writing room of my own

I already have a writing room of my own. It sometimes doubles as a spare … Read the rest

Nan Shepherd and Jessie Kesson: an uncommon friendship

Nan Shepherd and Jessie Kesson: an uncommon friendship

Nan Shepherd and Jessie Kesson. Theirs was an unlikely friendship. It began by chance and lasted over forty years. It was Shepherd, Kesson credited with kickstarting her writing career. Now that Shepherd's works are once again in print, it's timely that Kesson's have been republished. Read Kesson's story of when she met the 'Lady in the Train'.
Nan Shepherd: what shall be your badge?

Nan Shepherd: what shall be your badge?

'What shall be your badge in the ever-living Wood of Caledon?' asks Cuthbert Graham in the poem he wrote Nan Shepherd for her 86th birthday. The Scots Pine? Symbol of the untameable mountain? But there is more to Nan Shepherd than her hill book...