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Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival: Celebrating Indie Writing and Reading

My dear friend and sister indie author, Debbie Young, recently told me that she is starting a literature festival to celebrate books and reading. It didn’t come as a surprise. Debbie is known to us all for her zeal in bookish activities, locally and nationally. Nevertheless, she is one busy lady, with her family, her work for ALLi, her own books and assorted voluntary and village activities. So why a literary festival? Why I Founded the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival Having founded a village fun-run four years ago, I had first-hand experience of how receptive our village is to new ventures…

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“Being creative is a full-time job with its own daily patterns. That’s why writers, for example, like to establish routines for themselves. The most productive ones get started early in the morning, when the world is quiet, the phones aren’t ringing, and their minds are rested, alert, and not yet polluted by other people’s words. “They might Read More

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Creativity is a habit and cultivating good creative work means cultivating good creative habits.  But what about the bad ones?  Don’t you need the sex ‘n’ drugs to make the rock ‘n’ roll? No, says one of the greatest rockers of them all, Patti Smith, in Interview Magazine. “I’ve seen a lot of people go down because they attach a harmful substance to their creative process. A lot of it is purely habitual. They don’t need it, but they Read More

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