Public brain-dump of a writer, café hopper & occasional traveller.
My name is Isabelle. I'm a travel writer by day and a fiction writer by night/weekends/basically, whenever I get the chance. I like writing short stories, children’s fiction and lists... lots and lots of lists. This blog documents both my works of fiction and thoughts (slash rants) on writing, as well as a few bits and pieces of my travels.
Welcome one and all on (no doubt) your segway from productivity! If you’re desperate to procrastinate successfully – which I’m sure you are as you’re already on this site rather than working – then you’ve come to the right place. The good news is, you’re already making good progress by not working and reading this instead. Jolly good! Shall we start?
A good friend of mine recently put together a detailed and enlightening list of things she learnt on her way to 25 years of age. Inspired by this idea and just turning 25 myself, I decided to write a much less detailed and less enlightening list, but a list none-the-less. Here are a few small pieces of wisdom (or belated realisations, at the very least) that I’ve learnt in my short quarter-century of life so far.
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…
This month marks a momentous milestone for me. I will officially be hitting ‘self-publish’ on my neverending writing project. Making the decision wasn’t easy, though, here’s what gave me that final push.
So, we finally made it across the whole of Russia by the Trans-Siberian Rail! If it wasn’t clear already, its now clearer than ever that Russia is indeed huge. It’s taken us 21 days, 5 stops, 6,175 train miles (9937km) and 160 train hours, but we made it!
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!
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 HEREor indeed HEREbefore 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…