I have measured out my life with coffee spoons, said T.S. Elliot. Every writer can identify – how many times has a pot of coffee helped you power through writer’s block and bust those deadlines?
A writer’s love affair with coffee is well documented – in fact, writers and editors have one of the highest rates of coffee consumption by profession. Now, just why do we drink so much coffee? Whilst writing is a creative activity, those of us who write for a livin...
When I was a kid, I had a bumper sticker proudly displayed on my bedroom door: Lefties Have Rights, Too! As a minority of the global population – just one in ten people is left-handed – I was often frustrated by a world set up exclusively, it seemed, for right-handers.
Regular scissors, for example, were impossible for a left-handed child to use – the blade goes the wrong way, folks – so my mother had to order in special 'lefty scissors' for me. Entire lessons were set up for the righ...
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