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Reluctantly indulging the bizarre demands of grown-ups - Meeting Mike Scott

 This week we’re meeting Mike Scott (@1986diary on Twitter) who has, for a few years now, been sharing the hilarious diary entries he kept as an eleven/twelve year old. 982 more words



Transcribing mundane occurrences seems a contemporary habit, one that technology has enabled and expanded through digital connectivity, but this type of writing is about four hundred years old. 358 more words

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The First Thing I Remember Writing

Motown Writers Blog Challenge 2017 #1:  The First Thing I Remember Writing

I’m going to go backward and makeup the first entry.  I wasn’t around yet during the beginning of this exercise, but it’s a good one. 533 more words

The Kenneth Williams Diaries

Like so many people born in the seventies I grew up on a staple diet of TV re-runs of the Carry On films. I have a distinct memory of a friend’s mum buying me a lollipop on the way home from school which was to be saved to enjoy during Carry On Screaming. 625 more words


Virginia Woolf beats up the waters of talk

Occasionally, a single passage from a single diary entry can floor you. This one from Virginia Woolf was quoted at Diaryfest recently and I just love it so much: 298 more words

Michael Palin has donated twenty years of his personal archive to the British Library

Just a wee while after I attended Diaryfest – which stirred many thoughts, not least of which on the subject of donations of diaries and diary-related materials to the British Library – I learn that Michael Palin (surely the patron saint of diaries by now?) has donated a section of his personal archive to the BL. 421 more words


Diaryfest, King's College London - 30 May 2017 - Notes from a conference on diaries

Diaries have intrigued me for years. They’re voyeuristic little windows into the soul; snapshots of a moment in time. I’ve written about diaries at length before, and the format regularly occupies my thoughts and eyeballs. 4,702 more words