Whose story is it anyway?

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CHRIST, IS IT NOT HARD ENOUGH just getting the words down?!

This week I’ve been troubled by three new worries to add to the ongoing horror of the blank page (and mind).

Firstly, I read an excellent piece in women’s writing magazine Mslexia (Issue 71) about plagiarism – not just the blatant variety, which is obviously easy to avoid, but the horror phenomenon of cryptomnesia, ‘the technical term for the process whereby forgotten material is experienced as new when it resurfaces in a person’s consciousness.’ In her fascinating piece, Debbie Taylor Continue reading “Whose story is it anyway?”

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