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What I wish I’d known at school: two instructions for making a creative life

Today’s re-blog is from Roz Morris…

Most definitely worth reading & sharing :-)

Nail Your Novel

A few weeks ago I posted about exercise and my ineptitude at school sports. In the far warrens of the internet, somebody at my old school pricked up her ears and wrote me an email.

We love hearing what alumnae are up to. Would you write a few words for our magazine, with advice to current pupils? Not in sport, obvs.’

What would I have liked to know at that age? I remember my main worry was what I would do in the outside world. I dearly wanted a life that was creative, but I had no artistic family members or role models to show the way. How would I become the sort of person who made an art my profession?

Obviously skills would be necessary, but I think it starts before that; a crusade at an intrinsic, instinctive level.

So this is the advice I’d have appreciated.


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2 responses to “What I wish I’d known at school: two instructions for making a creative life

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris October 21, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Thank you for the reblog, sir!


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