Writers Write creates writing resources, shares writing tips, and interviews authors. In this post, we share our interview with Kate Sidley.
The Writers Write Interview With Kate Sidley
Essentially: Kate Sidley
Her Birthday? 8 January
The Venue? The Private Dining Room, Ten Bompas Road, Dunkeld Johannesburg
The Date? 9 October 2012
The Book? The Agony Chef
The Interviewer? Amanda Patterson
Kate Sidley writes a weekly book column for The Sunday Times. Previously a magazine editor, she now freelances for many magazines and newspapers. The Agony Chef is her first book.
A good meal and laughter solve most problems. ~Kate Sidley
Writing looks like a tunnel, very focused
Writing tastes like coffee
Writing smells like the earthiness of a garden
Writing feels like canvas
Where would she shop? Foodie Delis and Lingerie Boutiques
She would look like an almond tart
She would sound like clinking glasses and laughter
She would taste like buttery cinnamon toast
She would smell like homely cooking
She would feel like the textures of her cooking – the right one for the right moment
Fresh Sea Food, Al Fresco.
It’s a nice neighbourhood.
I live in a road full of creative people. It feels like a ‘real’ place.
Many. But here’s a rather good writing-related one, courtesy of Sylvia Plath “Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.”
It pretty much covers the important things. And it’s a good sentence.
Balancing a creative life with a practical one. It’s a privilege to have this multi-dimensional life.
I brainstormed it with a friend, Georgina Geddes.
I created Delilah as a character in a novel, but she took over and I found myself writing a book about an agony aunt who cooks.
Writing humour can be very exposing.
I hope to one day see the aurora borealis, the Galapagos Islands and my grandchildren. Not necessarily at the same time.
Having written a novel.
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