Writers: Artists or Word Jugglers?

When I first started writing, I loved the idea of inventing something entirely new from a medium as old as time. I thought of myself as an artist and a visionary, and on my more melodramatic days, I still do. But, more often than not, I consider myself more of a ‘word juggler’ than an original writer. This is why…

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In Conversation With; Isabelle Sudron

For any aspiring writers (or successful ones, for that matter), head over to Writing Strange because:
a) The talented and hilarious Jack Roe has put together a handful of great articles on writing.
b) There’s brilliant fiction to read on there too.
c) Today, I have been lucky enough to be featured!

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Moving forwards, to make sure that this isn’t just a blog full of me blathering about my own work and to provide a wider perspective on the weird and wonderful world of writing I will be pestering various literary types into answering some questions for the delight and betterment of all.

First up; Isabelle Sudron, a young lady that I met at University who, in an apparent contravention of the laws of physics, has a smile bigger than her whole head. Please take the time to check out her undeniably snazzy website HERE or indeed HERE before reading our hard-hitting expose on the life of an aspiring children’s author.

Writing Strange Give us a little background on yourself. What was the moment it clicked that you’re a writer and what are your ambitions moving forwards?

Isabelle Sudron I’ve always written stories and poems but I never really…

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Goodbye Vietnam!

Today is my last day in Vietnam! I’ll be leaving hectic Hanoi and heading back to the homeland. Somehow, a casual ‘let’s go on an extended holiday in Asia’ turned into ‘let’s go live in Vietnam and get a job and apartment and motorbike and friends and many other much more long-term stuff…’ I genuinely don’t know how it happened, but I’m glad it did.

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My Many Misconceptions About Vietnam (and Probably Yours Too)

Before I came to Vietnam, the only thing I really knew about the country was that it was in Asia and there were lots of films about the war there. Not really a well-rounded view of things… I had some ideas about what it would be like, many of which were wrong. So, for other people that don’t have a clue about the place, maybe I can clear up a couple of silly ideas of my own before you have them too.

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