The BBWF blogger is fascinated by author and academic Sue Woolfe’s pre-occupation with fragments, particularly how they are written down without any aim, or purpose, or over-arching theme or anything else. Woolfe looks at why fragments come together in a way that makes a book stylistically coherent. Is it a divine accident? Woolfe thinks creativity is much more creative than we think.
Woolfe explores why ideas are not just cerebral but distillations of emotions. It seems to Woolfe as if ideas are emotionally coded in the brain and something late in the writing process triggers these emotions to come together and so the ideas come together which is something amazing.
Her books The Mystery Of The Cleaning Lady and Leaning Towards Infinity among others were selling fast at the festival bookshop.