Changing Lanes – a guest post from Angela Jackson @AngelaJ

Portobello Book Blog

Today I welcome Angela Jackson back to the blog. Angela’s debut novel The Emergence of Judy Taylor was awarded the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award in 2013 and was chosen as Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. In this guest post she explains how she is changing direction as she works on her second novel and a Edinburgh Fringe Festival show.

I’ll never get used to describing myself as a writer, but, just lately, I’ve been stretching that word to encompass something even scarier than the blank page. I’m writing a one-woman show, comprising three monologues; I’ll be performing all three parts.

When I tell people this, the most common response is they ask if I’ve done it before. And my answer is: Nope. Never. Nothing even close. 
It’s made me think how easy it is to stay in our respective lanes. 
I’ve finally written the second novel (The…

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