Sometimes, the best part about writing is that my dog is always snoring nearby, offering sleepy moral support as I sit at my desk, agonizing over my latest fictional romance.
Lots of well known writers have had pet sidekicks; Charles Dickens’ cherished animal companion was a raven named Grip, Edgar Allan Poe was a cat-person and his pet feline was named Catterina, John Steinbeck had a dog named Charley and Virginia Woolf had a dog who was called Pinka.
So, I have been thinking about what sort of qualities are needed for a writer’s pet. Here’s how I think a job description for a writer’s pet might look…
Vacancy For A Writer’s Pet.
About The Role:
Animal / bird / fish / reptile needed to provide long-term emotional and creative support to a writer.
Can vary each week. Dependent upon a number of factors:
The writer’s feelings towards their…
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