Exile, home and belonging

written February 25, 2023 by Nicky Torode

All key themes in my creative writing and they swirled in force into a heady brew when I recently touched down on Guernsey, my home island of sorts!

Here I am next to the statue of Victor Hugo, Guernsey’s famous resident, after his political exile from France and neighbouring Jersey.  Visiting my childhood home – haunt – brought much to the surface and made me feel its influences more keenly. A few little island stories are shaping.

What are your creative writing influences and what might a return to source spark for your story?


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