Words and pictures by YG Mason, scribbler & stationer with a penchant for paper goods, art and design. I live in London, where I am turning my attention to the various creative projects I’d neglected in favour of essays on Pushkin while studying Russian and procrastinating by reading all the ‘How to Write’ articles I can come across.
This blog is the record of my attempts to follow the one essential piece of advice I’ve gathered from the multitude of essays, interviews, and GIF-illustrated lists (to wit: write), finish the novel that’s been hovering over me while my attention was diverted elsewhere, and uncover some of the mysteries of the publishing industry.
There are also behind-the-scenes looks at my other creative work: when not reading or writing, I do visual art, including illustration and stationery design. My portfolio can be found on the ‘Pictures’ page, and you can also purchase my illustrated products from my online shop.