When and why did you first start writing? I can remember writing short stories soon after I’d passed through the rite of literacy. As a bantling I’d thump out bits of fiction on an heirloom typewriter, or pen pages of scary stories or science fiction. Yet, it was really when I was thirteen that I […]
J.S.Watts is a British poet and novelist. Born in London, she now lives just outside of Cambridge. Her poetry, short stories and book reviews appear in publications in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the States, including Acumen, Mslexia and Popshot (and, of course, Peeking Cat) and have been broadcast on BBC and Independent Radio. She […]
Our new interview is with Edward Van Winkle, a YouTuber and writer of absurd comedy. Here we find out what absurd comedy is and how Edward uses YouTube as a platform for his creations.
When and why did you first start writing? Many years ago as a teenager when a short story I won a (very) local competition.
When and why did you first start writing? When I turned 40, instead of buying a sports car, I decided to begin an Open University degree. I signed up to creative writing as my last module towards a BA (Hons) Humanities with Literature. In preparation, I attended some writing workshops and have been writing […]
When and why did you first start writing? I wrote my first book review of Sark’s Succulent, Wild Woman in 1997 for the journal Alaska Women Speak. At the time, I was living in a cabin on Kalifornsky Beach Road, gazing at Cook Inlet and Mt. Redoubt near Kenai, Alaska. It is no wonder my […]
When and why did you first start writing? I started writing as soon as I’d learned to put pen to paper. My very early childhood was one that was happily inundated with stories of all kinds – stories in the books that my siblings read to me, stories my father spoke aloud on long […]
When and why did you first start writing? I started writing stories to entertain my family and teachers. But shortly after starting secondary school I realised that creative writing was also an escape route and that I could write for myself as much as anyone else.
When and why did you first start writing? I don’t remember the exact time or age, but love of poetry came early. I was a lonely child and extremely sensitive. I recall the joy of reading poetry … whenever in my little mind I could make sense of poetic lines it would delight me no […]
When and why did you first start writing? I was a teenager, the time I got interested in boys and went to the local disco at the football club. I was flirting around and couldn’t decide which boy I liked most, that’s when I wrote my first poem about a butterfly wandering around. After that, […]