Having recently spent a long week-
Karl Marx described the Isle of Wight as 'The Island is a little paradise,' and Lewis Carroll said it presented 'Golden Summer hours and whispers of a Summer Sea.' Obviously encouraging all to write their best work.
After driving around the island in the warm sunshine I have to agree. The island is beautiful as long as you stay away from the more commercial areas. Especially if you want peace and quiet for your creative juices to flow!
There are also plenty of current children's writers and illustrators who reside on the island where they write and publish surrounded by the sea. These include Jules Marriner, Zoe Sadler and Marianne Su Yin. Many base their stories on the island like Frank Fenwick's Sailor Ted series. And Philip and Eleanor Bell of Island-
Also living on the island, and no doubt basing his fantasy tale Podkin One-
It shows 15 places of interest linked to assorted famous literary persons. And of course for something special why not check out the details of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival held in October. The event is based mainly at Northwood House, a Grad ll Georgian manor house set in 20 acres of parkland in the heart of Cowes.
The question is where do you find your inspiration for writing from? What is it that encourages you and gives you the wonderful ideas that makes you want to sit down and write those exciting stories?
Why not share your ideas and help to encourage other writers new to the process or those currently suffering that dreaded ‘writers block.’ Send to: contact@ann-