Memoir author Natasha Holme has written around 7,000,000 words of diaries, exceeding Samuel Pepys’s 2,000,000 and nineteenth century British lesbian diarist Anne Lister’s (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Lister) 4,000,000 combined.
Before acquiring a computer, Natasha wrote her diaries in code, based on the ancient Greek alphabet, photographs of which can be seen on her website here: www.lesbian-crushes-and-bulimia.com/photographs-of-natasha-holmes-diaries/
Natasha is working on further books taken from her diaries, to include subjects such as housing criminals, experimenting with drugs, wandering and sleeping rough, squatting, and unknowingly dating a transsexual woman.
I am a prolific diarist. I first started writing diary entries as a teenager, until it became an obsession in my early twenties. To date (2013) I have written around seven million words.
Before buying a computer in 1995, my diaries were written in a code based on the ancient Greek alphabet. When I discovered that Anne Lister, the lesbian diarist of two hundred years previous had done similarly, I was thrilled.
I always kept a copy of my hand-written diaries in a different town to avoid accidental loss, theft, or damage.
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