Writers Victoria tutors Paddy O’Reilly and Kelly Gardiner chat about writing in company,reading each other’s drafts, and the value of having writerly friends.
Kelly Gardiner (KG): Was I recruited? Must be three or so years ago now. I was invited for coffee with two women I’d met briefly a few times [Paddy and Fran Cusworth]. After we ordered cake, I was asked if I’d like to meet more often and read one another’s manuscripts. Set up. A bit like the CIA. And yet not. Did you plan that? Why?