Pushing Water Up Hill – One Writer’s Guide to Doing the Impossible


This was originally posted to the Caribbean Literary Salon in 2010 (wow). Caribbean Literary Salon was one of my earliest online communities as a writer. It was started by Dutch writer Anouska Kock. It was a vibrant space for learning from, teaching, and growing with each other as Caribbean writers. It is gone and I am archiving the article here in my space. It received a good amount of engagement when first published; hopefully it still speaks to someone, including me. (Presented as originally posted with the exception of the addition of pictures)

Out and about in Scotland, for the Aye Write! literary festival, in 2014 with Caribbean writers Kei Miller and Ivory Kelly.

The hardest thing I’ve had to do as a writer is not give up. Where I come from, there were no models that I knew of, but I was drawn to storytelling from the first Anansi…

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