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In the Booth – Writing Lives

In the Booth with Ruth – Jt Sather, Author

December 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

I find the truth to be far stranger than fiction. The book about my life probably seems like fiction to most, but I assure, it is absolute truth. I've not only been around the block, I paved it. If that isn't enough, when my next book comes out it will blow your shorts off!

In the Booth with Ruth – Jill Dobbe, Author

December 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

I really only began writing three years ago when I decided to write down my story of living and teaching overseas. I had a lot of memories stored up to tell readers about so the writing came pretty easy to me. I was also used to people asking questions about my unusual lifestyle and was sure that there would be an audience among educators, adventurists, travelers with or without kids, and memoir enthusiasts...

In the Booth with Ruth – JD Mader, Author

December 7, 2012 // 1 Comment

I was essentially being groomed for a career in journalism. At the same time, I played in a punk rock band. I wrote lyrics constantly. We played shows and had a lot of fun. I hated being on stage, but I loved writing songs. I wrote a LOT. And I read constantly. When it was time to go to college, I was disillusioned with journalism. I was burnt out and it had changed just in a few years...

In the Booth with Ruth – Sheila Quigley, Author

December 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

Crime fiction although the first book I wrote was a horror about a biker gang. This did the rounds for a while then as it was going no where, because horror was not in fashion at the time, Oh Yes genre fiction goes round and round, look what’s hot at the moment!...Anyhow I wrote a comedy drama screen play, sent it off and the day my agent got it he phoned up and said this is brilliant but will you write a crime thriller set in the north east...

In the Booth with Ruth – Darren E Laws, Author & Publisher

December 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

I find something fascinating about the darker side of human nature. It’s compelling trying to understand what drives people to do things that ‘normal’ people find abhorrent, and what is scary is that often there seems to be no rationale. I think fiction deserves honesty and cannot abide glamorising violence. I think that is far more dangerous than being brutally honest over issues such as love and death...

In the Booth with Ruth – Fiona Johnson aka McDroll, Author

December 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

What gives anyone the right to write? I don’t think that it’s vital to have some great long pedigree that legitimates the writing process. Anybody and everybody should try writing because every single person has a story to tell. In some ways, the more ordinary the life; the more fascinating the story will be because people are also varied and struggle through life any way they can manage...

In the Booth with Ruth – Cody Martin, Author

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

I've been writing on and off since my last year of high school. I only became serious about it this year. The first full-length piece of fiction I wrote was a screenplay for my Broadcast Journalism class. The story was set in the Star Trek universe but with my own characters. After that, I began to write my own fanfic screenplays for shows I liked...

In the Booth with Ruth – Jesse Kaellis, Author

December 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

I was prolific for a while. In ten months I accumulated about 136,000 words. I was writing a story every day or two. I sent some of these stories to this woman I was talking to online. “She messaged me back, “Holy crap you can write!” I figured maybe I could hitch my star onto my writing...

In the Booth with Ruth – Mandasue Heller, Author

December 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

I guess my personal experiences have given me a great insight into the emotional and psychological effects of crime; and as heroin was a massive problem when I lived in Hulme, I also have first-hand knowledge of the world of drugs, having seen far too many of my friends get gripped and destroyed by it. That said, I never write about real people. It would be far too restrictive...

In the Booth with Ruth – Ian Ayris, Author

November 30, 2012 // 5 Comments

Reading became my teacher. I read loads of Charlie Dickens, I read my dad’s copy of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich when I was about fourteen, and also his copy of Catch-22 – and whatever else I could get my hands on - none of which helped my school work, but hey ho, you know, wasn’t the end of the world. Then, at thirty nine, a voice came into my head and started telling me a story. ..

In the Booth with Ruth – VG Lee, Author & Stand-Up Comedian

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

I began writing about twenty years ago. I don’t recall being inspired to write at all. A relationship had ended and I was devastated. I remember sitting at home in my front room feeling so awful that I could have howled like an animal and just scribbling lines on a piece of paper. Not with any thought of it being proper writing, just to...

In the Booth with Ruth – D A Meyrick, Author

November 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

I started with the usual stories and essays at school. My Primary 4 teacher told my parents that I had a real talent for creative writing. After that I started writing for the school magazine and the local paper; it was then I interviewed Kintyre author, Angus MacVicar, who, after reading my article and some other work, told me I was destined to be a writer...

In the Booth with Ruth – D J Connell, Author

November 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

At the newspaper, I learned how to build a convincing story out of sentences and paragraphs; the importance of a hook, of story flow and logical, smooth transitions between ideas. Advertising taught me how to write in a compelling way with simple, sexy words. I also came to understand the importance of being concise, of selling...

In the Booth with Ruth – Uvi Poznansky, Author

November 26, 2012 // 2 Comments

So I am always creating, but being an artist, writer and poet, my projects span a wide spectrum of activities, and they urge me to bring them to life in different ways. At times I would put the finishing touches on an oil painting and suddenly hear the voice of the painted figure in my head, demanding that I would write her. ..