A bit of a kick in the bum, to ah, write about other stuff apart from your writing style/technique/influences/favourite pen. An extract from The Emerging Writer essay by Kirstin Innes:
“It’s not that these aren’t books with worth…. or that stories about creativity and its inherent problems shouldn’t be told. But the risk we run is that writing becomes a thing writers do for and about each other, rather than a window the wider world: if the bookselves fill up with writers writing about writers wroiting then the whole thing becomes a great big self-reflexive circle jerk, and everyone else shrugs, moves on, gets their stories online, from newspapers, or Wikipedia. By all means, write what you know. But in order to deserve a wider audience you need to keep expanding that knowledge.”
So, I’ll start posting some thought provoking material. Some possible non-writerly subjects: What is toe-jam and how can we combat it? And, is anyone else planning about what they’re going to have for dinner during a sweaty gym class or is that just me?