After a year stuck on pause, we discuss our first theme of 2021, PLAY, and talk about experiencing imposter syndrome as a writer.

This episode, we kick off with the words of Maggie O’Farrell:

Always, at the end of every book, there are things you will be unsatisfied with, and still more things that later on you will realize were not right. But mistakes are part of what a book is. That itchy, dissatisfied feeling at the end of a novel is useful. It’s what keeps you writing and gets you writing the next one. It’s what keeps you learning.

–Maggie O’Farrell

Listen to Maggie O’Farrell on the brilliant In Writing with Hattie Crisell podcast.

Extra reading:

Recently on DD – PLAY

laura may, charlotte rose by Charlotte Evans

Plastic Crown by Emily Tucker

The Promise of Empty Playgrounds by Kat Nugent

Word Play by Kirsty Jones

A Recipe For Starting Again by Nadia Henderson

Die Viri Fortes by Sarra Cullenos

Paranoia by Cicely King

Stone Sheep by Abi Carter


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