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Enter the Dragon

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on November 25, 2008

It’s been a bit quiet here since the excitement of Book at Bedtime, mainly because I’m concentrating on writing the next book, and there’s nothing more dull than hearing a writer angsting on about progress on their difficult second novel, so I’ll spare you that. But one thing I am doing is a spot of mentoring for the Koestler Trust.

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t say much about this because of confidentiality issues, but fortunately for me my mentee (and I’m assured that that is a real word) is Shaun Attwood of Jon’s Jail Journal, a blog he kept while in prison in Arizona, and he’s blogged the experience from his angle here. As I mentioned to Shaun, I sound like a bit of the dragon lady – I’m sure I wasn’t quite so blunt in my assessments face to face. But it’s always fascinating to catch a glimpse of oneself in someone else’s mirror, and if anyone is interested in joining the Koestler scheme – or mentoring in any capacity – it might be worth keeping an eye on our progress through the year. I’ll post up here with links as we go, but I urge you all to check out Shaun’s blog anyway, for his lively tales of life in America’s jails and beyond

One Response to “Enter the Dragon”

  1. Anne said

    Really interesting.

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