A short article on my writing process and places has just been published by Impress Books on their Blog ‘Where I Write’.
In her delightful book, Three Rivers of France, Freda White wrote about Saint Cirq Lapopie, where I am currently writer in residence: ‘The village clambers up an escarpment so steep that the door of each house is about level with the roof of that below.’ She was not exaggerating. It took a few days for me to get my ‘hill-legs’ when I first arrived. Yet the steepness is what makes this such a spectacular landscape, where there are so many vantage points to look at ‘the ravelled thread of water’ in the valley below, as the ‘most winding river in France’, the River Lot, makes its meandering way towards the sea.
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I loved reading about your writing process! Maybe if I had a pencil box with cute chickens on it, I could be more disciplined and write?? See you this summer….