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Latitude 2011: A Review

The one in which I tell you about my holiday, as if you even remotely care.

On Thursday I travelled from Edinburgh to Suffolk (on the train via Peterborough and Norwich, route planning fans) to attend Latitude, a nice middle class festival for nice middle class people.  If you think that an unfair assessment, incidentally, witness the food van that had the longest queue of the weekend on the right hand side of this post…  Please correct me if I’m being condescending and people lined up for ages to access this van at T in the Park as well, though.

The nice thing about Latitude is that it tries to do something a bit different by not being a straightforward music festival.  Whilst there are three music stages, it also has tents dedicated to comedy, poetry, literature, theatre and cabaret which have arguably far better lineups than the music ones do.

For instance, here is what we saw over the weekend:

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Some good links I have come across in my time that might be of interest to other writers / bloggers.  To be honest I think reading this could be construed as research rather than the procrastination suggested by the title…

How to Write Badly Well – this is genius. I’m not going to describe it, just click the link. Then bookmark it.

Help, I Need A Publisher! – Nicola Morgan’s excellent blog on writing and getting published.  Full of practical advice given in an amusing way.

Who Ate My Brain? – children’s author Nick Cross gives more advice on writing, specifically for children.

Reader, I Created Him – a blog about the adventures of Katrina, an American in Britain writing about her attempts to write a romantic novel.  Discovered when conducting research for book four, perhaps unsurprisingly…

This Will Not Enrich Your Life – a very funny blog by an English student at St Andrews – it made me laugh out loud.


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