Some Thoughts on the “Intense Artist” Stereotype


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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the archetype of the “tortured artist” and the intensity that is so often associated with creative people. I am intense – I have …

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8 Lessons I’ve Learnt Whilst Writing My 8th Novel


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I have been incredibly private about my writing in recent years. I tried various avenues of putting my creative work into the world, each one backfired, and I retreated into …

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This Ain’t a Coming of Age Anymore


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Every few months I read through my old diaries, sitting on the floor surrounded by stacks of mismatched notebooks. My past self was a faithful keeper of her archive. I …

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All the Ghosts of Glasgow


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I didn’t relate to Meredith Grey until the 400th episode of Grey’s Anatomy. The season 18 finale ends with Dr Bailey handing Meredith the keys to the Chief of Surgery’s …

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Living For The Hope Of It All


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Aging gracefully isn’t a luxury afforded to the young. It’s reserved for the moment you finally stop dyeing your grey hairs, when you switch from shopping in New Look to …

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Who I Write For Now


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After many months, I finally convinced my sister to watch Fleabag. Naturally, this meant I had to rewatch it, to keep up with her commentary. As I watched the final …

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When Is It Time To Stop Mourning Your Pre-Pandemic Life?


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How do you know when it’s time to stop mourning your pre-pandemic life?
If you’ve unearthed the answer to this conundrum, by all means let me know. I have yet to …

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What Film Studies Taught Me About Feminism


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I am always the first person to joke that I have not used my Film & TV Studies degree at all since graduating. I ran into the arms of East …

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Redefining Attention as a Writer


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Recently I had this radical writerly realisation: I have nothing to say. Since discovering that my life is infinitely more peaceful when I don’t write about my feelings and experiences …

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Whose Main Character Am I Anyway?


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“Did you ever hear about the girl who got frozen?
Time went on for everybody else, she won’t know it
She’s still twenty-three inside her fantasy
How it was supposed to be”
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