Monday, 7 April 2014

Poetic position

Would you like to be a poet in residence at Jane Austen's house this summer and be paid £10,000 for doing it? That sounds like someone's dream job - not mine but I can see it's a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate.

If you could have any writing or reading related job, even a fictional one, what would it be?

Personally I'd like to keep doing what I'm doing now, but with a few more sales. Or, as we're dreaming here, lots and lots more sales. And do more of the writing on cruise ships.

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  1. A travel column with a slant. Not sure what the slant would be yet, but something linked to city breaks, and lots of free accommodation of course.

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    1. Oh yes, that sounds like a good job, Maggie. I suggest 5* breaks should be your speciality.

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  2. Oh you look tres elegant!!!

    The poet's in residence at Ms Austen's does sound dreamy!

    I'd love to be a proper archivist discovering lost works of art written or otherwise in some big ol' mansion somewhere remote! LOL! Take care
    x

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    1. That would be interesting, Kitty. Naturally you'd be able to provide cats in residence for the mansion, so they'd be getting a real bargain.

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  3. Wonderful opportunity for the right candidate.

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    1. It is, Linda. Almost makes me wish I was a poet.

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  4. writing poems to order? Not the job for me, and I doubt my ditties would suit the atmosphere!

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    1. There would certainly be pressure to produce the goods, Lizy.

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  5. Wow - what a great position for the right person! Like you. I want to continue what I'm doing and earn more money!

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  6. Wonderful opportunity for the right candidate. Sadly for me I cant write poetry :(

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    1. That would be a slight disadvantage, Rachna!

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  7. I'm not a poet but do like Jane Austen. A great opportunity for the right person!
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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  8. My nonsense poetry wouldn't go down too well there I don't think Patsy. I'd like to have enough weekly columns to be a writer in residence at the Jones household. I am that now, but with no wages:)) I once decided it was time I had a column and wrote to Woman magazine, and gave them reasons why I should be a columnist... Talk about embarrassing, I found it in a diary the other day. They did phone me up though and wanted to talk about me marrying the same man twice. I had to say, 'it's already been done'

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    1. At least you tried, Suzy! Yes, writer in residence of our own home is a good plan. Maybe I can call myself writer in residence of the van? I'd have to share the title with Gary though ... and actually write while I'm away.

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  9. Maybe you could be a cruise writer, and get paid to travel the world over on cruises...

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  10. I couldn't imagine anything better than to live in an English castle for six months and do nothing but write. Talk about inspiration! Okay, I'd sightsee part of the time also.

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    1. That does sound good, Ken. If you need anyone to stand in for you anytime ....

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