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The Allusionist


Why would you write books or poems or plays with only one vowel? Or in palindromes? Or only using the example sentences in dictionaries? Sometimes you need to force yourself to jump a few hurdles (and perhaps the rest of the obstacle course) before your creativity will be unleashed.

Find more about this episode at Jez Burrows is the author of the book Dictionary Stories, which is out now; find his work at Ross Sutherland makes the podcast Imaginary Advice; find him at

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