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How lockdown has affected creative writing – Thursday August 6, 2020

In any other circumstances the idea of taking a few months off work, spending time at home with the family and having the opportunity to learn new skills and take up new hobbies sounds idyllic. Every year we eagerly await the few weeks or months of free time in summer, so the thought of being obliged to extend that time in theory sounds blissful.

However, the arrival of COVID-19 and indefinite national lockdown was something we struggled to anticipate, and even 4 months on still struggle to comprehend – and is certainly not the blissful time off we might have dreamed of. It has affected us all in countless ways, and of all the hobbies that people have picked up, creative writing has proved a seemingly popular one. So how has lockdown impacted writers around the world? 

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