2 Lisa Tuttle on finding a connection with other women, and the wider world, through WiP


Well, one thing is, that when you’re a writer, a freelance writer, particularly if you’re writing fiction,  there is a possibility of being really kind of cut off from other people, real life, ordinary life, and it can be kind of lonely sometimes, so I guess what it did give me was, not just a social life, but a feeling of being part of the real world, I guess the ongoing world, the daily world of work. It’s that whole home/office thing really, that people who work from home, you know, you sit around in your pyjamas all day [laughs] or whatever. But it’s nice to just interact with people and not just sit there and talk about your problems or you know the only people you see are in shops or your dentist or whatever. It’s just the contact, and the, and the working together on something. You know, whether we were working on the conference or whether we’re planning a meeting or putting Wiplash together, it’s, I don’t know, it’s just a positive, ordinary thing – you know, real life.

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