Memories of writing

To accompany this morning’s cornflakes, I thought I would finally begin reading this beautiful book which was given to me by dear friend and colleague, Zoe. Now with modern illustrations and introduction by Jackie Morris, the story itself was written more than a hundred years ago by Barbara Newhall Follett between the ages of 9 and 12. The book describes how from the age of four, she understood how the ‘music’ of the typewriter translated ‘into words, how words gather to become stories, and she wants this’. This instantly started me thinking about my own early memories of writing; when, where, with whom? What do I remember and what have others told me? Time for a freewrite! Let’s try it…what do you remember about your earliest forays into the world of writing? Start with ten minutes of writing but you may of course end up with an autobiography…

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