Friday, 6 November 2009
The week that wasn't
‘Great,’ I wrote back. ‘I’ve had a very slow start.’
‘Never mind,’ she replied, ‘Just make a start on November 1.’
‘I can’t,’ I told her. ‘Today is the 4th.’
Anyway, the best blog I’ve read on the subject is this one by Emily Gale. Read and be even more inspired.
I didn’t get much writing done, because I was working this week. As well as foreign editing the Jewish Chronicle, single-handed - seven pages - I wrote a leader, a news story about hippos and a comment piece about Anne Frank and the boundaries of humour. Such a difficult subject to judge - the headline doesn't really reflect my views - in general I’m anti-censorship, but I’m also anti puerile offensiveness too. Thoughts anyone?
UPDATE David Mitchell has written a really good piece in the Guardian about edgy humour, explaining his Anne Frank joke . Read it here.