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In the Booth – Writing Lives

In the Booth with Ruth – Howard Linskey, Author

July 8, 2013 // 7 Comments

I enjoy writing crime because it gives you the opportunity to place your characters in pretty extreme, stressful situations involving death or injury, imprisonment or betrayal and it brings emotion to a story when so much is at risk for the characters.

In the Booth with Ruth – J. Andrew Taylor, Author

June 30, 2013 // 4 Comments

I began writing various short stories and study pieces since I was in my teens and, over the years, it has evolved into novels. As far as inspirations go, I will categorise all of the great stories that have fascinated, captivated and taken me to magical places.

In the Booth with Ruth – Michael Bradley, Author

June 16, 2013 // 4 Comments

I was an abused child and escaped from reality by reading. I started reading encyclopedia at age four. I have read at least a book a week since I was twelve, and probably close to 5,000 at this point. I have always wanted to be a writer, but adults discouraged me and I went into various fields. Finally, at age forty-seven, I retired on my savings and started writing full time on April 1, 2011.

In the Booth with Ruth – Barbra Dean, Author

June 11, 2013 // 3 Comments

I have always kept a diary since I was very young, and to this day still keep one. One of my earliest jobs was with an advertising agency, where I was a secretary. However, I knew I had a flair for writing so I began to do some copywriting for them. From there I got onto SHE magazine as Assistant Fashion Editor, and I continued writing for the local...

In the Booth with Ruth – Allen Miles, Author

June 6, 2013 // 4 Comments

I don’t have a formal writing background at all really. I come from Hull, which isn’t known for its literary talents. I started writing at a very early age but I never told anyone. For some reason I was always quite ashamed that I held ambitions other than “Thou Shalt Work at Reckitts or Smith and Nephew”. I read a lot as a child and I was quite insular. I spent...

In the Booth with Ruth – Charlie Wade, Author

June 5, 2013 // 4 Comments

I first tried to write when I was eighteen, but never really got anywhere. After reading Irvine Welsh in my mid twenties, I tried again and half finished a comedy spy book. After a few more failed attempts, I eventually finished the book in 2010 and have since written two more thrillers...

In the Booth with Ruth – Fran Clark, Author, Songwriter & Singer

May 13, 2013 // 5 Comments

Well I'm a singer-songwriter, I teach vocals and I'm a wife and mother so that leaves very little time. When I wrote my first novel I very often wrote in the early hours of the morning. I'm a bit of an insomniac so it seemed the ideal opportunity. At the moment I've set myself a challenge to write a minimum of 1000 words per day as I try to finish my second novel.

In the Booth with Ruth – Angelique LaFontaine, Author

May 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

I started writing back in my early teenage years. Mainly started with poetry, back when I thought that poetry meant that you came up with lyrics that rhymed and it wasn’t poetry unless it did rhyme. As I got older, my writing transitioned from poetry to short essay type pieces. No real plot or storyline… just quick sporadic thoughts. There was always an...

In the Booth with Ruth – Chris Chalmers, Author

May 5, 2013 // 3 Comments

I tend to be inspired by the confluence of two unrelated ideas. In the case of the novel I’m writing now, it was the recent furore over Lance Armstrong, coming clean about doping after lying for years – and cryptozoology. That said, it’s not about cycling, drugs or Bigfoot – at least, not yet.

In the Booth with Ruth – Christine McDonald, Author & Prostitution Survivor

April 23, 2013 // 3 Comments

I have no writing background. I read somewhere that you should write about what you know, so I took that and ran with it. I started typing notes on my book, Cry Purple, a few years ago in college, but I recently lost my job and found myself back in the world seeking work and finding my past once again being a barrier for employment. I also had my newfound...

In the Booth with Ruth – David P Perlmutter, Author

April 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

I have no background at all. I was writing a blog some four years ago when I lived in Portugal, about events that happened to me in Spain. This is what my story is based on, and my friend and editor who read the first few chapters said, “Dave, you must continue with this story.” So I did and the book was self-published on Amazon in June 2012. The story...

In the Booth with Ruth – Helen Downing, Author

April 17, 2013 // 1 Comment

I’ve always enjoyed writing. I technically wrote my first novel in high school. I wrote it by longhand a chapter at a time and brought it to school. At first, there were only a handful of people reading it, but by the end, it felt like the whole school was waiting for me to finish. Even teachers read it. Pieces of it were lost or destroyed in the process and I never...