I've been trying lots of different methods to foster more writing and better writing. Some things work and some don't and I don't always know why.
Yesterday I met a writing friend at one of my favourite cafes and we wrote side by side for about two hours. I wrote three thousand words and by the time we finished it was only 11.30!
That certainly worked.
We hardly spoke for those two hours but just having a friend writing beside me made me so much more productive.
I watched Coco Avant Chanel last night. I really enjoyed it, not just because she was such an interesting woman, but because of the times she lived in. Amazing to think that she died the year before I was born.