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Writing now and then: strong-arming myself

I have begun to slag on my writing life a bit, because work and other preoccupations have taken over. So, today I have given myself a break, and am trying to force myself to sit and write, finish a story or two, or begin others, and work on a project I have started…..lets us see how this goes.

I have been thinking too much about designer handbags lately (courtesy research for a series of articles), and must begin to wrap my head around more story-like things again. Not that designer handbags are not somewhat in the realm of my dreams anyway.

You have to do this once in a while, or real life gets too much in the way and your characters decide to take a hiatus, instead of buzzing around your head all day.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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