Malorie Blackman, recent castaway on Desert Island Discs, has doe a short Q&A interview for the Independent:
I find It’s so important to Revel in the arts About four years ago now, I had a serious case of writer’s block. I thought my career was over. So I decided to do other creative things in the hope of getting my own creative juices flowing again. I started piano lessons, I went to art galleries, museums, the theatre. It worked. It got me back writing. I was very relieved.
You must never let your brain atrophy Every year my husband and I take a course in something. He’s done quantum physics, maths, Latin; I’ve done Chinese, drumming, music production. Why? Because it’s important to exercise your brain. It’s a lot of fun, too.