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December 2012

In the Booth with Ruth – Ashley Nemer, Author

December 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

I started writing when I was a teen, around 7th grade, but I didn’t write fictional prose until the past few years. My previous works were poetry, things that were on my mind at the time and feelings I had to express. My emotions inspire me the most. Some days I can write 5000 words just because I needed a good cry or had the best news and can’t stop laughing...

In the Booth with Ruth – Victoria Watson, Author

December 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

I’m inspired by all sorts of things. A lot of things I read or watch on TV or film seem to spark ideas off in me. I can literally be inspired by a person I see in the street, or a situation I hear someone mention. I genuinely do get inspiration from everything...

In the Booth with Ruth – Martin Crosbie, Author

December 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

I like the grand, sweeping stories of a person’s life, or at least a significant period of the person’s life. I want to read The World According to Garp, or Life of Pi, or David Copperfield. And when you read those types of books, sometimes there’s a little bit of everything in them. That’s what I like to read so I guess that’s why my writing ends up there too...

In the Booth with Ruth – Andrew Scorah, Author

December 26, 2012 // 3 Comments

Ever since I can remember, I have read books. A comment from one of my early school reports stated I was quite happy to sit in the little class library reading. The first story I ever wrote, I must have been about twelve I think, it was for a school writing competition. The winner got his story in the school magazine - my story won. I used to write a lot of stuff..

In the Booth with Ruth – Steve Christie, Author

December 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’ve never really been one for setting a particular time of day aside for writing. It doesn’t work for me. You can’t just expect inspiration to hit you when you want it to. So, I prefer to write on the go so to speak. I use my iPod to jot down pieces of my story throughout the day then I spend the evening expanding on it...

In the Booth with Ruth – Tom Evans, Author

December 20, 2012 // 2 Comments

I met a chap who gave me four DVD's of esoteric information a few years ago. He said, "You'll know what to do with this" - and then kind of disappeared. I am driven at reverse engineering how we got here and came to ask the question, "Why are we here?". I am getting close to some answers and am finding the truth is stranger than we think...

In the Booth with Ruth – Andrew Peters, Author

December 19, 2012 // 5 Comments

I got a Kindle in May and downloaded some stuff, including some VERY highly rated “laugh out loud” stuff, which I though was about as funny as piles. I discovered later that the “laugh out loud” thing is a guarantee of humourlessness. Being an arrogant swine, I decided to write my own comedy book and make millions, since it seemed so easy...

In the Booth with Ruth – Graham Smith, Author

December 18, 2012 // 2 Comments

I just love the diversity of crime fiction. It encompasses such a wide range of styles from the likes of Silence of the Lambs to Miss Marple style cosy crimes to action led novels like Lee Child’s Reacher series to the historical artefacts range of novels such as The Da Vinci Code. I love the idea of setting a...

In the Booth with Ruth – Gerry McCullough, Author

December 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

I like writing about people. The whole idea of genres is a pain, to me. Dickens wasn’t restricted to one genre, for instance. But if I had to pick one type of book, I suppose it would be romantic thrillers. My first book, Belfast Girls, was cross genre. However, the next one, Danger Danger, and then the Angel series – Angel in Flight: An Angel Murphy Thriller, and...

In the Booth with Ruth – Beverly Preston, Author

December 16, 2012 // 3 Comments

My journey as a writer began three years ago after waking up from a nightmare that my husband had died and I was on a boat in Bora Bora scattering his ashes on the lagoon. After weeks of worrying my husband was going to fall off the roof he’d been working on, I realized it was simply a horrible nightmare and he wasn’t going anywhere. However, that tiny fragment of a dream haunted me...

In the Booth with Ruth – DeEtte Beckstead, Author

December 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

I have loved writing since I was a child. My parents and my siblings, all of whom are older than I, read to me every day. I loved books from the time I was little. My mother was a writer, although nothing was ever published in more that her work newsletter. I started writing during NaNoWriMo 2007 after both my sons told me I should try it...