Sunday, April 13, 2008


This interesting article examines the daily routines - writuals - of some of Ireland's writers.


Holler said...

Hi Yvonne,
I have tagged you for a six word memoir. This should be an easy one for a wordsmith, although does that mean you will ponder on the words to use more than I did? Anyway, if you want to join in, then give us 6 words to describe yourself :)

KAREN said...

Ooh, I love posts like this! Funny how most writers prefer either music OR silence isn't it? I fall in the middle, just to be awkward. I like noise, but only at a very low level. Unless I'm struggling with a particular scene/sentence/idea, then I get VERY STROPPY with any sort of noise at all.

It didn't come up the first time, for some reason, but there's a little award for you over at mine :o)

Yvonne said...

Hi Holler, thanks for the tag! I'll have a think!

Karen, thank you for the lovely award!

I'm the same really - I don't mind a bit of noise, but if I hit a rough patch my blood pressure explodes at the slightest shout, beep or bang!

PJ Nolan said...

Those sort of interviews really tickle my inner voyeur. Like that Writer's rooms piece in the Observer (or Saturday Guardian?). I guess most aspiring writers feel like there might a wee clue in there somewhere about how to make that transition to household name :-)

Yvonne said...

Welcome PJ! I think you're spot on about looking for clues. Maybe it's because writing is such a solitary activity, we can't help looking to others for reassurance? (If *insert published writer* does the same thing as me, I must be on the right track!)

jen said...

I work with background noise like the radio best. But put headphones on me and I can't concentrate at all - it's becomes too immediate and far more interesting than work!