Sheds , Ships, Kids, Dogs. And Writing.

From an office in a shed, I can see for miles and miles. Whether it’s across the landscape, into the past, or sideways at my surroundings, I have a view. Today I might write about chopping wood, tomorrow I might write about a force 9 gale in the Irish Sea. Who knows?

Also …

I write.

Writing is a solitary pursuit and I know that there are many lonely souls, sitting with pens in hands or at computer screens in dining rooms, coffee shops (not necessarily the Dutch kind), garden sheds etc. I want to say ‘hey, this is how it is for me.’ Sometimes I get blocked. Usually I lack confidence. Often I want to kick the whole thing into touch and go to the pub, but I’m a writer.I can’t give it up any more than I can give up breathing. If you’re a writer who’s feeling lost and cut off, read on. You are not alone.

If you’re just curious about the kind of person who can’t exist without a notebook close by. Read on. I’m probably are as odd as you think I am.

As of March 2013, Shedward has moved from the garden shed to an attic nearby. This means we have an even wider view than before. Just so you know …


2 responses to “Sheds , Ships, Kids, Dogs. And Writing.

  1. alan combes

    September 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Lorraine,
    Sounds to me like you have the basis for a collection of your scribblings especially now we’re into the era of the ebook.
    Agents are at last getting the comeuppance they deserve.
    You need to map out a ground plan with some kind of theme. I’ll have a look at it if you like.
    I am working on a couple of projects for adolescent readers at the moment but I have a good idea ‘Book of Guys’ which will look at 7 blokes who I consider my closest friends. Through looking at them and how they relate to me I hope to consider the position of the 21st century male.
    Best wishes anyway,
    Alan Combes

    • Lorraine Gouland

      September 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Hello Alan! Fancy meeting you here! I would be utterly thrilled to hear your thoughts/opinions on a collection of my scribblings. Please do have a look.
      I like the idea of your Book of Guys too as human relationships and the psychology of same truly fascinate me.


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