‘For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live’

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EnDearing Minds

It’s always the same.

“What are you studying at university?”

“Oh, I do creative writing.”

“Oh…. Creative writing, that… that’s cool.” When really they’re just wondering if that’s an actual degree.

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. It started off as something my sister would do and I used to copy because that’s what I did – my sister would do something, so I’d have to do it too. My mum would make us hand-made books, pieces of paper stapled together and put in a box labelled Lauren and Charlie’s Stories. We’d write about Jemima the pirate and Flipper the dolphin and Soot the dog. And then when my sister grew out of it and moved on to other things, I stayed with the hand-made books. And then notebooks. And then a five-page Word document. And then a 39,000 word novel.

The longest I’ve ever…

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