For those of you who were unaware that Writers' Shoulder is an existing medical condition, let me explain that if a pale, freckly writer living in, say, Melbourne, were to forego her Factor 30 one morning by the beach because the weather report said 17 degrees and she was actually quite chilly, waiting for her partner to take part in his first sea race in conditions so arctic that he was the only one not wearing a wet suit (Spot the Poms...okay he's not actually a Pom but seven years in London have obviously scrambled his wires), only to discover that she'd obtained burns so horrific that she is actually purple in some places (think Violet Beauregard post-blueberry wearing a white vest...), resulting in a profound inability to think up long and amusing blog posts, much less type them up...well that would be Writers' Shoulder. So instead let me direct you to an exciting new blog called STRICTLY WRITING. This is definitely one to bookmark. Not least because none of the contributors are stupid enough to get writers' shoulder, though I believe they will be musing on a number of other common writers' complaints, joys and must-do's. Enjoy!
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