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Writers in a mobile residence

The writer in residence idea pops up in very varied places. I’ve just come across one for ‘residence’ on a train.

The US rail company Amtrak has begun a writers-in-residency programme, offering free or low cost trips for those wanting to use the unique environment created by a train journey to help get inspired. (Quoted from BBC report.)

For a full report, including a discussion from crime writer, Julia Crouch, of how a similar residential went, go to the BBC website or Julia’s site.

Although I often travel by train and enjoyed it, I’ve never tried writing on one. After listening to Ms Crouch’s description of her experience, I might just try it.


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