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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

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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

Plath: an under-standing

My volume of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Poems is on the bottom of my bookshelf. I notice it now that I have organized my favorite to-reach-for books at eye level. 1,386 more words

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Mass Observation -2017 style

Typical Blogger?

Typical Blogger’s Wife

And again…

I’ve been sitting and thinking again; thoughts went from blogging to diaries to Housewife, 49 and finally to  457 more words

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Violet Jacob's diaries from India 1895 - 1900

A year ago I went to India for the first time. My wife was talking about her book, Dance with Fireflies, the story of her Anglo Indian grandmother, at the wonderful Kumaon Literary Festival. 528 more words

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The Fictional Diary: Another Way to Structure Your Novel

I wrote recently about some of the basic choices writers must make when they first begin to write their novel – tense, point of view and perspective – and another of those basic choices is the format of the book. 782 more words

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