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This article posted by Daniela Norris on Sunday 1st March 2009

March 2009

Gazing at the lengthening purple twilights and taking in the sights of budding primroses and daffodils has convinced me: winter’s really over.

It is time for a spring clean – not only around the house and inside the cupboards, but also in writing. Which ideas have become stale? Are we in need of some fresh ones? Painting a room or moving things around the house can help enhance creativity – which is just what I did this month.

A couple of writerly profiles also helped motivate me: The Woman Writer and Writers’ News in the UK have done just that. Will post these on the website next month. Also in April – a reading from my debut short story collection, The Year Spring Turned into Winter is scheduled in Lausanne on the 24th of April – mark the date.

And of course, the podcast of March’s Bookmark program is now online onwww.worldradio.ch – this month we’ve reviewed three biographies:Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando by Stefan Kanfer, Wonderful Tonight by Patty Boyd and Penny Junor and Unbowed, a memoir by Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Prize laureate Wangari Maathai.

Have a wonderful, creative spring!

Daniela

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