Friday, 11 May 2012

the woman who wrote


woman, writing at a high desk
Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916)

There was once a woman who wrote on small pieces of paper. She played with words and made them line up obediently and it was all she needed to be happy. The writing was essential to her for some reasons that she could articulate and other reasons she could not. After a while she started a blog and now there were people who read but still she wrote for herself.

And then on a wet February day an email arrived from the lovely Liz Ann Bennett, editor of a magazine she admired very much, asking her to write a piece for them. And she did!

(In the bit-in-between she rushed around saying "I've been asked to write for a magazine!!! And her friends said "Wow!!!")

Now you can go into any good newsagent
and buy issue 10 of oh comely

and admire the photos and illustrations and writing
and see if you can spot MrsM

because she's in there too.

How cool is that!

38 comments:

  1. Very, very, very cool! All my emails ever say is 'You have won lots of money, please send your bank details'.

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  2. Congratulations Alice!! You absolutely deserve it.

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  3. how very cool is that.
    congratulations my dear alice.

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  4. Oh such wonderful news ! Congratulations. x

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  5. Cool, but unsurprising.

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  6. Exciting times......... Congratulations.

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  7. I just knew. Many congratulations.x

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  8. marianneMay 11, 2012

    That is just soooo cool!! Congratulations - I think this is the start of something... I do hope so! x

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  9. How very very exciting!Congratulations Alice. And what a beautiful magazine in which to be to be published.

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  10. *trots off to the newsagents*
    Many congratulations!

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  11. Very cool. You are a very crafty wordsmith and I'm so pleased that your talent has been recognised. Well done.

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  12. Very cool! Congratulations! K x

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  13. Awesome!!!
    Pity I can't go purchase a copy but I'd spot you immediately!!!
    Congrats, m'dear.

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  14. Oh well done, Alice! Many congratulations and thoroughly deserved :o)

    N xx

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  15. AnonymousMay 11, 2012

    Congratulations Alice! Now for the coffee table book we're all waiting for. Bobby x

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  16. I am looking forward to the day when I a kept man ...

    MrsM would settle for my achieving kempt status first I think

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  17. Oh it's very cool!

    Congratulations, MrsM!

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  18. Wonderful - many many congratulations! The first of many publication moments, I hope.

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  19. Ooooo bravo!! How exciting!

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  20. Liz in Missouri (USA)May 11, 2012

    You are now officially my hero!

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  21. Cool? Much much more than that! Go Alice!

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  22. Oh good that means I can say I know someone who has written an article for a magazine! Well done that girl.

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  23. well I say! congratulations Alice, nothing if not!! well deserved!!

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  24. Bravo! What a lovely thing to happen! Your writing has brought such joy to so many, it's nice it will have a wider audience. Your writing is often so inspring and I never tire of your photos that often show off ordinary things, meals, sky, picnics, flowers, so that people will notice them! Nice for YOU to get some notice as well! Bravo again!

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  25. How wonderful, congratulations Alice. Many more to come I hope, you certainly deserve it!

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  26. Well, clearly, they have great taste! Congrats and well-done, well-deserved, Alice!
    I don't think our local news agent will have a copy, though. :(

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  27. Pretty damn cool, I'd say!

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  28. Huge Congratulations Alice! That's a fantastic achievement, and so well deserved.x

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  29. Can't believe I missed this - what brilliant news, and so very well deserved!!

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  30. Well cool! congratulations and brilliant news, you must be thrilled.

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  31. It's darned cooltastic is what it is. Congratulations Alice, it's so very well deserved and now I finally have an excuse to buy that beautiful, elegant magazine. Of course, you know I'm still waiting for the book...

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  32. It is very, very cool Alice!

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  33. AnonymousMay 13, 2012

    Oh wow! Congratulations. Hope this is the first of many - you have a lovely way of writing.

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  34. Nooooo! Well, make that yes! Of course!!! I am so extremely very thrilled that , well, I am jumping about in manner of an overexcited rabbit. How VERY well deserved this is. *Rushes to shops immediately to see friend in print for herself*.

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  35. *Blenches slightly*. Oh though, am I chic enough to actually buy it?? *reaches for lion tamer chair and points it determinedly at hair before going to shops*

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