|Linda Cracknell | sitemap | log in|
Although I write in different forms (fiction, non-fiction, drama), my starting point is usually landscape, sense of place, travel. It seems to be important I engage bodily with my writing, so getting mud on my boots, sleeping high up in the hills, or being slapped by salt water can all be part of my process.
I've written about walking and memory in Doubling Back, explored a dramatic shoreline fictionally in Call of the Undertow, and traversed glaciers in my new novel, The Tumblers (now seeking a publisher). Currently I'm writing about ships, shore and sea.
As advice for writers goes, Susan Sontag's works for me: 'Love words, agonise over sentences and pay attention to the world.' I enjoy helping others to do that in their own writing through my teaching on workshops and courses.
photo by Robin Dance
Most of my books are available from this website including most recent editions of 'Call of the Undertow' and 'Doubling Back: Ten paths trodden in memory' (See 'MY BOOKS' page for more info and purchase.)
If, like me, you like to combine travel and writing.... Here are some of the places where I'll be running creative writing workshops in the next year. See 'NEWS' page for more information.