Photograph courtesy The Witney Gazette
As well as writing my books, I write articles for magazines, to share the things I have learned about writing and the business of being an author. I go to conventions, visit schools and libraries and go to talk to student and local SF societies. Occasionally, I do bits of radio, TV and interactive events on the Internet. I’m interviewed, in general about my life as an author and creative writing generally, as in connection with individual books – you’ll find those linked to each relevant title. I also review other people’s books, for web and print magazines.
All these things are part of a modern author’s life. With so many books clamouring for every reader’s attention, talks, interviews and articles are an invaluable way of finding out if you’re on the same wavelength as a writer and likely (or not) to enjoy their books. I’ve always appreciated such opportunities myself, having been a reader far longer than I’ve been writing.
I’ve also been teaching creative writing for a good few years now, as and when I’ve been invited to do so. I’ve run seminars at conventions, half-day and day courses on SF&Fantasy and on general fiction for colleges and literary festivals and tutored week’s residential courses, solo and working with other tutors. Get in touch if you’re interested in discussing this further
2 thoughts on “My Life as a Writer”
I have been a reader for as long as I can remember( before I went to school I think….) at 68 that has been a few years.
I have been reading sciencefiction-adventure genre for a few years now and it is one of my favorite pastimes paticularly when it is cold and rainy as it is in Portland Oregon where I live…( gardening is another favorite hobby.)
Thankyou for the time and energy and effort you put forth in bringing these characters to life. Reading is such a pleasant pastime and exploring the unknown even more so.
And thank you. Also, ooh, Portland, somwhere I’d love to visit. One day, hopefully.