One Woman Show [228]

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Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with writer Christine Coulson, whose background as a writer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art has inspired her to create a unique book. “One Woman Show” is a novel that uses the structure of museum wall labels to weave together the captivating life story of Kitty.

This is a discussion about using restrictions in your work and how you can find the freedom to take liberties when you explore within different constraints. Lots of ideas to take: word shopping and using catalysts in your work. We also talk about patterns of habit, even when it may not be the most efficient, and finding the fuel in the enjoyment of your own work.

We hope this encourages you to take risks to explore a more unexpected route, and trust your audience is more than capable of filling the gaps.

And of course, we invite you to go and discover the book for yourself.


“One Woman Show” by Christine Coulson is available now in all good bookshops or online retailers.


⁠Follow Christine on Instagram @nyccoulson⁠

Writer’s wall as the book grows photo credit: Jackie Neale

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