I suppose it’s true of every writer. Somewhere, out in the back shed, lurks a box of dusty, damp manuscript pages.
Maybe they’re typed sheets. Maybe it’s hand-written notes. Maybe something scribbled in an exercise book.
The painful teenage expressions of aspiring authorship. Stories that never made it. Letters to your future self.
Stuff that you’d be embarrassed to admit to writing – but which tells a deeper tale of hopes and dreams. Personal treasure.
Do you have that magic box of manuscript pages, out there in back-shed land? I know I do.
Have you had the courage to open it? And if you have – what did you find? Were you inspired? I’d love to hear from you.
Copyright © Matthew Wright 2014
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