Friday July 10, 2020

Artistic licence

Fighting for their writes

29th May, 2010

I have too many writing books. They’re not instruction manuals or guides to sculpting a perfect sentence.

They belong in a fuzzier category, say self-help for writers. Some of them I’ve read several times, underlining entire pages and using up packets of sticky, lollipopcoloured bookmarks.

I’m so familiar with my favourites that I can match them to my moods. For the literary equivalent of a maternal hug, I’ll grab Bird by...

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