Michael Forester

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Some are born with silver spoons in their mouths. Michael Forester was born with a pen in his hand.

Of course, it was immediately pinched by his big brother who put it on a shelf too high for him to reach. He got his own back though. He nicked his brother’s abacus and hid behind the sofa with it. Thus his accountancy and entrepreneurial career was born, but always clouded by a nagging suspicion that his true calling had something to do with writing.

By the time he was 30 he was finally tall enough to reach the shelf, and took down the pen. This induced a bout of split personality disorder in which he oscillated between pillaging the stock market and writing books teaching others how to make incalculably vast sums of money. Unfortunately, they
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Michael Forester When I get stuck, I stop and walk away from what I'm doing, and I go off and do something else - preferably something that stimulates my unconscious m…moreWhen I get stuck, I stop and walk away from what I'm doing, and I go off and do something else - preferably something that stimulates my unconscious mind to start working on the problem - take a shower, walk the dog, whatever. It usually oils the wheels. When I return to the keyboard (and for me it virtually always is a keyboard) I may have to backtrack to the point where I took the wrong turn, but I never throw anything away. It may have a place in something else I've not yet written. (less)
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I am walking at Clay Hill Heath today. The car park is just off the A337 from Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst but not signposted from the road, so less susceptible to impulse visitors. That, in turn, gives the area an advantage of seclusion that it might not otherwise enjoy. I step through a small gate into Park Ground Inclosure, onto a lesser path, rough, with long grass invading well into foot-worn te

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Ernest Hemingway
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
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Richard Peck
“The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you”
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T.S. Eliot
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
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Vincent van Gogh
“Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don't know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas is, which says to the painter, ‘You can't do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves. Many painters are afraid in front of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of `you can't' once and for all.”
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