Early Writing

Bentley Rumble
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'My first attempt to write what I daringly called "a book" was a kind of story-with-pictures titled Spies that I produced at the age of ten at the urging of my fourth grade primary school teacher. I took its composition seriously and worked extremely hard to get each of its many incidental details right, determined to make the finished product look and read as much like a ‘real book’ as possible before I did what all writers secretly dread to do and handed it in to be assessed (a polite euphemism for "criticized and/or edited"). Even then I was a perfectionist and I’m ashamed to say that the self-defeating habit of striving for perfection is one I’ve never lost –– an admission which possibly explains my snail-like rate of production and the embarrassing meagreness of my literary output.'


v3.0 / 25 pages [PDF]

Also available as part of the collection Words Fail Me: Selected Nonfiction published in December 2021


Nonfiction, Essay


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