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Friday, August 03, 2007

Play-Doh: An Enemy Of Promise

Andrew Holmes, writer and father, hasn't let Cyril Connolly's famous "pram in the hallway" argument deter him. As he says: "For my part, I have had to adapt. Not only with weird wife-operated early-warning alarm systems, but also by carting around a laptop and learning to snatch 15 minutes on trains here and there. A kind of guerrilla writing. See? I've romanticised it already." (Athough he also points out: "...novelists of a nervous disposition shouldn't have children. Quite apart from startling you into an early grave by launching Fisher-Price missiles at your head, or shoving Play-Doh into your disk drive, children, bless their doe eyes, simply do not respect the creative process.")


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