Thursday, 22 October 2015

This is your writing life in pictures

This is your life as a woman writer. This is your journey as an author and as an artist, as a poet, as a truth seeker and bold-heart. This is what I love about your life as a maverick and dreamer, you are my favourite kind of people...


You started your writing life a bit like this 


Or maybe more like this


Or even


Your early work...


And the first time you teach creative writing...


When you go to festivals and meet other writers... 



The perfect festival gig feels like...


And backstage you're like... 



This is you talking on a panel...


This is you after that panel



Sometimes when I was trying to get published I felt like...


And sometimes on stage I feel a bit like this...


But...


Because...


And...


Poetry is the new rock and roll?


Page v's Stage?


Page or stage, books or vinyl, audio or ebook or print, I love it all, on paper, off paper, with music, with colour, with film, with art, with heart and with soul, only one thing matters, you must keep writing your story your way.



I love the book lovers, the poets, the beautiful comrades you get to meet over the years, on the road, at book launches, poetry readings and festivals. 



And I love book meetings that go like this...


Because the rest of the time you're alone at home...


And like this


But this is how you feel when you finish something!


This is you pitching your book


And this is a man pitching his new book


Both male and female as your deadline approaches...



And this...


And this!


Maybe some of this...


Only nipped out for a cheeky shandy...


I have only two pieces of advice for young writers: 

Read and read and read and read and read...


And Beware of procrastination

Like making this blog "about writing" instead of "actually writing"? Yeah like that! Please scroll down to find a list of my autumn shows. Thank you for subscribing to Waiting for Godden. 

Keep fighting the good fight! 

BIGlovesgxx




Autumn gigs coming up:

October 24th: 
Stoke Newington Music Festival with Tim Wells

November 3rd:
Inside, L'Escargot, Soho 

November 11th:
Storytelling Festival, Brighton Uni. Hastings

November 27th 
Word Life, Sheffield












Springfield Road audio book is out now!



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Radio and audio archives:  https://www.mixcloud.com/salenagodden