Al McClimens

Al McClimens


I live and work in Sheffield where I'm currently studying for an MA Writing at Sheffield Hallam University. I see human beings as story tellers. It's part of the deal. And stories can take many forms. I don't always use prose but see it as an option when I can't make the words do what I want using other types of writing. But from a haiku to the Iliad it's all storytelling.

Credentials


Al McClimens in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

1960 Bellshill

What do you love about Short Stories?

Short stories are a challenge for their economy of language and the need to balance narrative with the desire to create tension.

Do you write in other forms?

I mainly write poetry.

What distracts you from writing?

see above

Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

sex, drugs, rock'n'roll

What is your favourite book?

Gravity's Rainbow

Who are your favourite writers?

Elmore Leonard , P.B.Shelley and Simon Armitage

Where is your dream location?

a good library

What one item would you put into Room 101?

Tories

Do you have any advice for new writers?

keep writing

ebooks by Al McClimens:

Like a Virgin
Al McClimens
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The therapist has been looking at some of the stuff you’ve written and you sit there in the classroom reading his report. You’re an out-patient now - have been for a while. You turn up to clinics, appointments, take tests, report on medication, attend review meetings, get measured for devices and aids, talk to physios and psychologists.... it’s a kind of progress.

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