Last week I went to see an exhibition about the life and work of prolific children's author Jacqueline Wilson. It's a free exhibit in residence at Hove Museum until the end of April 2013 and well worth a visit if you're a Jaqueline Wilson fan.
l love to see how writers and wrtists actually work. There used to be a great feature in The Guardian on Saturdays showing a writer's room. The messy ones were the best. I think you can tell a lot about a person's internal world by looking at the external world they choose to surround themselves with.
It was great to see Jacqueline Wilson's actual typewriter which she used to write Tracy Beaker:
And her notebooks:
Not so much her spooky monkeys dressed as bride and gimp:
How can she ever get anything done with those guys in the house?
Then it all became clear - she goes unplugged:
I think she might be on to something there.