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Sam Sedgman

Sam Sedgman is a writer, editor and digital content producer based in London. He was the Digital Producer and Editor at Free Word Centre until January 2015. He has previously worked in the digital media team of the National Theatre, and as a freelance content producer for arts organisations up and down the country. He also edits the London Playwrights Blog. Sam Sedgman ist Schriftsteller und Redakteur in London. Er war bis Januar 2015 Digitaler Produzent und Redakteur bei Free Word Centre. Zuvor arbeitete er im Digitale Medien Team des National Theatre und als freiberuflicher Contentproduzent für Kunstbetriebe im ganzen Land. Außerdem gehört er zum Kernteam des London Playwrights Blog.

Sam Sedgman is a writer, editor and digital content producer based in London. He was the Digital Producer and Editor at Free Word Centre until January 2015. He has previously worked in the digital media team of the National Theatre, and as a freelance content producer for arts organisations up and down the country. He also edits the London Playwrights Blog.

Sam Sedgman ist Schriftsteller und Redakteur in London. Er war bis Januar 2015 Digitaler Produzent und Redakteur bei Free Word Centre. Zuvor arbeitete er im Digitale Medien Team des National Theatre und als freiberuflicher Contentproduzent für Kunstbetriebe im ganzen Land. Außerdem gehört er zum Kernteam des London Playwrights Blog.

Biography

Sam Sedgman is a writer, editor and digital content producer based in London. He was the Digital Producer and Editor at Free Word Centre until January 2015. He has previously worked in the digital media team of the National Theatre, and as a freelance content producer for arts organisations up and down the country. He also edits the London Playwrights Blog.

Sam Sedgman ist Schriftsteller und Redakteur in London. Er war bis Januar 2015 Digitaler Produzent und Redakteur bei Free Word Centre. Zuvor arbeitete er im Digitale Medien Team des National Theatre und als freiberuflicher Contentproduzent für Kunstbetriebe im ganzen Land. Außerdem gehört er zum Kernteam des London Playwrights Blog.

Blog Posts

Is technology a help or a hindrance for writers?

The internet can be a real problem. Or at least that’s how many writers, including Zadie Smith and Nick Hornby, sometimes feel. They are two of a cohort of writers who confess to keeping their working habits in check by downloading software like SelfControl and Freedom – programs which block access to the internet in order to help prevent procrastination. Without it, many writers feel, they’d never get any work done.

Why does it feel so difficult to throw books away?

After recently moving house, and being confronted box by box with just how much stuff I seem to own, I found no trouble in joyfully throwing plenty of it away. But not my books. Though I threw out clothes, rugs, games, crockery, pictures, I couldn’t bring myself to throw away a single book. I hold onto my books. Even the ones I don’t like, haven’t read, or know I’ll never read again. Books feel important. They feel different. But why?

Are you paying attention? How social networks are changing how we read

Reading a book is refreshingly anti-social. It’s hard to read a book when someone is talking to you. It’s hard to read a book when you’re thinking about something else. It’s one of the few artforms we have where you have to pay attention the whole time, and do it, for the most part, by yourself. Reading, today, is unusual.