56: Cinema dying in the dark

Hello, I hope you’re well and keeping warm. Happy new year and welcome to Border Crossing #56. Thank you very much for taking the time to read these — I hugely appreciate you, especially if you’re a subscriber. This issue, I give up cinema. After the weekend I’m starting a short solo writing retreat (a trial run) booked and organised partly with the DYCP award from ACE. It’s a cottage on the Suffolk coast near Lowestoft, devoid of people, to hear the sea at night. The plan is to stay offline, churn through notes and manuscripts to put some things in order. Partly to write as much as possible and seek out a better rhythm for writing. Partly to make some big decisions about what to focus on, to get finished and punted to publishers / agents this year. One way or another, it’ll be decisive. I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m hoping for a storm.

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