Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Painting my books: on writing

'The Faith of a Writer' (watercolour on paper) - Jodi Wiley

Years ago, in my early 20s, I did a Professional Writing and Editing course. I loved it. It was a dream. I was so lucky to spend those years thinking about writing, analysing it and doing it.

I have a half-finished novel stashed in a bottom drawer like everyone else who's ever done a writing course. I shudder to think about its contents now (painfully autobiographical I'm sure) and I have no desire to be a novelist anymore.

But during those years I devoured every writing book I could. I still love reading about writing. I wouldn't give these books up for anything.