How to be a writer without ending up sozzled, behind bars or insane
Friday, May 27, 2011
Can't help identifying with these insects in my garden. In the poppies the bees are not only frenziedly busy but seem utterly drunk, and when they fly out they are dusted all over and coloured purple from the dark pollen and seem hardly to be able to fly straight for a moment. It does seem to replicate the state I've been in while writing recently...
Elizabeth Baines is a writer of prose fiction and plays. Her latest book is Used to Be, a collection of short stories (Salt). Salt also publish her previous collection, Balancing on the Edge of the World (2007), her novel Too Many Magpies (2009), and a reprint in 2010 of her first novel The Birth Machine. Elizabeth has won prizes for her stories and plays including a Giles Cooper Best Radio Play Award and received Sony radio nominations.