Ah, the glamorous writer’s life. In the movies, writers sit at old pine desks in airy houses, or at beautiful cafes where they can nurse a single cup of tea for hours as their brilliance pours forth.
In reality, you snatch whatever time you can wrench between life’s other responsibilities (full-time job, needy animals, families, social life, studies, housework…). Front Page News got written on kitchen tables, couches, hallways of government institutions between meetings, damp lawns on lunch breaks. Most of the time, the brilliance doesn’t pour forth, but stutters out between walking the dogs, fixing a snack for a sick partner, the stumble between the car park and the office and moments on long car trips before I get motion sick. Still, thanks to a handy Instagram filter, these places too can look as glossy as Hollywood movie! Enjoy, some snaps from the places I wrote and edited Front Page News. Mind the cat hair.