I keep finding parallels with writing and gardening. My first writing attempts were rough and far from ready, a bit like a neglected patch of land. Scratching away at the overgrowth is the first step in creating a garden, I find a similar process is required with a first draft. Unnecessary plot lines get chopped … Continue reading Word Weeding.
Gardening and editing have a lot in common. Recently my husband who in gardening terms is known as, “he who mows”, wanted me to remove some self-seeded plants from the tarmac along the wall of the coach house. Some people call them “motorway daisies” as they do particularly well on roadside verges. I argued to … Continue reading Weeds or flowers?