Writers on Writing – Anita Louise Jay

Why are you a writer? I write because I MUST! What was your first writing success? I suppose my first writing success was at the age of 6, when my English teacher mounted a poem I had written, and placed … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Lilliana Rose

Lilliana Rose I have done many things in my life, from hiking the Inca trail twice, to baking cakes and experimenting with DNA. This has fed her imagination and spurred her to write. With over 40 poems published my poetry … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Roger Noons

Why are you a writer? I have to create something on a regular basis. It used to be photography, then drawing, now it’s writing. The variations came about as a result of changing my life to fit in with the … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Vicki Thornton

Vicki Thornton Vicki Thornton is a writer, poet and performer of spoken word. In her ‘real’ life she is a wife, mother of two and works in a public library in the Youth Services area where she runs a Tinies … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – K. S. Dearsley

Why are you a writer? I’m no good at anything else, and whenever I think I’m going to give up, some half-idea pops into my head and off I go again. What was your first writing success? Being asked by … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Michael Barry

Michael Barry Michael Barry has turned more and more towards writing as life has progressed, alongside his earlier main career as a director for theatre and corporate audio-visual productions, which in turn is evolving more towards film and TV drama. … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Allison Symes

Why are you a writer? I love stories and want to contribute some of my own to the great “pool” of stories out there.  I want to give back stories as a kind of thank you for all the pleasure … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Violet Apted

Violet Apted Family: Two Daughters One Son… Five adorable grandchildren City: Brisbane Queensland Australia Work: Freelance writer and Tutor U3A Creative writing.  Writing forum host, on 50-plus website. Member of ‘ANA’ A Novel Approach, and QWC Queensland Writer’s Centre. Hobbies: … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Caroline Scott Collins

Why are you a writer? It’s certainly not seeking fame or fortune. I wouldn’t like to be a ‘celebrity’; in fact I actually like the anonymity and solitude of writing and just doing something creative and constructive. As for fortune—it … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Patricia Fawcett

Featured short story writer this week Patricia Fawcett Patricia has been writing for 30 years. Born and brought up in the north of England, she has lived in various parts of the north (both east and west of the Pennines) … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Dr Robert Clifford

Why are you a writer? Looking for fame and fortune I had always wanted to be a writer/broadcaster and recognised as such. What was your first writing success? In 1961 the first two stories i sent to the BBC were … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Susan Howe

Featured short story writer this week Susan Howe Susan Howe started writing fiction about ten years ago with a novel based on some bizarre happenings in her village. She sat down and wrote it with hardly a pause until at … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Mitchell Waldman

Why are you a writer? I’ve always been an avid reader and read many bad books (many bestsellers) as a kid, thinking, “I can do that!” Well, better, really. And I thought I had something to say. Words were my … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Fiona Law

Featured short story writer this week Fiona Law Fiona lives in Newburgh, a small town nestled beside the Tay estuary in beautiful Fife.  She began writing in earnest when she was a stay at home mother of three.  Now her children are … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Teresa Bassett

Why are you a writer? I honestly feel that writing chose me as much as I chose writing. It sounds odd, but I’ve heard other writers say the same. I began writing at a very young age and have always … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Pat St. Pierre

Pat St Pierre Pat St. Pierre is married and is the mother and grandmother of three sons and three grandsons. She first started writing while in high school. Her English teacher’s requirement was that every student produce a finished journal … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Alan Cadman

Why are you a writer? Because for as long as I can remember I have always loved reading. When I have finished a good book I think, I wish I had written that. With some stories, though, I know I … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Caroline Scott Collins

Caroline Scott Collins Caroline lives on the western edge of Dartmoor. She is recently widowed, has two sons and a little grandson. She’s had various careers in the past, but has always wanted to write. This came into focus when … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – G. Lloyd Helm

Why are you a writer? Because there is something in me that says I must be. I feel I have important things to tell readers. Maybe it is ego but I honestly think I am destined to it. What was … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Alan Cadman

Featured short story writer this week Alan Cadman After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000, Alan took up creative writing as a hobby. He has been writing short stories for seven years. Before that he was the editor of … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Peter Pitt

Why are you a writer? I don’t know, I just enjoy doing it when I have a good idea, or if I find an interesting person from the past to write about. What was your first writing success? An article … Continue reading

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Author Profile – G. Lloyd Helm

G. Lloyd Helm G. Lloyd Helm has been writing for 40 years, having published poetry in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers including “The New York Poetry Anthology,” “Stars and Stripes News,” “The Los Angeles Times,” “The Antelope Valley … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Aubrey Wynne

Why are you a writer? I write to clear my head of the hundreds of ideas cluttering my brain. I also write to give immortality to special memories. My shorts and novellas are often based on family and friends. What … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Curtis James McConnell

Featured short story writer this week Curtis James McConnell After growing up in Texas, Curtis James McConnell visited all fifty United States and ventured into Mexico and Canada. He has held the oddest of odd jobs, everything from phone actor … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Lori Windsor Mohr

Why are you a writer? I have always loved words, the power to altar meaning by the arrangement and choice of words. When reading, I often stop and marvel over a particular passage for the sheer joy of how an … Continue reading

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