The Pagoda Tree

By Claire Scobie

An epic novel set in eighteenth-century India about love, loss and exile, and the fate of individuals when two cultures collide

Friday, 10 June 2016

Ssssshhhh...

During April, I headed to Varuna the Writers' House in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney to knuckle down for two weeks and work on the first draft of my new novel set in France (sorry, not sharing any more details than that at the moment!). I knew I’d arrived at a serious writing retreat when I saw this sign. All of us need one of these, don’t we?! Varuna is quite strict. No phone calls between 9am and 6pm, and there’s only one ‘golden rule’ — that every writer can write without fear of being disturbed. So ssssshhhhh, I’m trying to write…

 

 

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