Fantasy Dinner Party – Dorothy Davies

The people I would invite to dinner are as follows :- Henry VIII – I have already written his life story from his perspective, he will be only too pleased to come and regale the other guests with stories of … Continue reading

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Genre Choice – Peter Glassborow

I am always surprised that many authors only write in one genre. I know that authors are often advised to write the sort of book that they would like to read, but do they only like one kind of book? … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Jacqui Pack

Jacqui Pack Jacqui Pack has been writing since 2006, when, on impulse, she took a Creative Writing course with Portsmouth College.  Once she started writing, she found it impossible to stop, and the following year began studying with the Open … Continue reading

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Fantasy Dinner Party – Roger Noons

The people I would invite to dinner are as follows :- Gillian Clarke – The National Poet of Wales, because she has the most soothing of voices, with a gentle Welsh lilt. I would invite her to read some of … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Lilliana Rose

Why are you a writer? Writing has always been part of my life. When young, I would create my own stories, build my own worlds and make up characters to play in them – usually places where my soft toys … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Jackie Tritt

Why are you a writer? Because it’s something I love to do, and when it’s working well, there’s nothing more satisfying. What was your first writing success? I wrote a puppet play of Hiawatha when I was about nine, and … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Judith Bruton

Why are you a writer? I relish writing short fiction at the point where my memories collide with my imagination. I enjoy creating many diverse scenarios and believable characters to tease out ideas about life, love and just about everything … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Iris Woodbury

Iris Woodbury Iris Woodbury writes fantasy and children’s literature. It all started when, for her sister’s sanity, she was asked to calm down two naughty nieces who were fighting in the back of the car, Iris created a story: ‘Pixies … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Hannah Spencer

Why are you a writer? I am a dreamer. My mind is constantly exploring fantastic worlds, meeting new people, imagining lives for them. It was a small step to start writing them down. Often it is the only way I … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Michael Mohr

Why are you a writer? My whole life, to some extent, was spent listening to my mother read stories to me, listening to others’ stories, reading, journaling. In my twenties, I spent five years on and off hitchhiking around the … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Margaret Pearce

Why are you a writer? Good, bad or indifferent I just am. Even if I started off ONLY writing my diary entries. It is a form of communication (even only to myself and I CAN’T HELP IT) What was your … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Richard Smith

Why are you a writer? When I’m completely absorbed in the creation of the puzzle of a poem or story, there’s a sense of excitement, mystery and challenge that can be hugely rewarding. Watching my audience or readers caught up … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Nancy Christie

Why do you write? Because I don’t know what else to do, really. I mean, I’m competent at a number of other tasks and could probably get a job in an office somewhere doing something but all I want to … Continue reading

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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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