Greg Lawrence is a writer and Creative Writing A-Level lecturer living in Whitstable Kent. Greg's finished his Writing degree in 1997 and since then has written for TV, film and theatre. He wrote for several successful sketch shows including Smack the Pony and children's TV King Stupid and for quite a few unsuccessful TV shows he can't remember the titles of (but they paid). His play Aliens was short listed for the redfest competition in 2012 and A Kind of Living short listed for the Oran Mor competition 2013. Greg has also worked as a copywriter, and written a least one of the greeting cards you gave to a friend or family member in the last few years. He runs a writers groups encouraging new writing and producing, directing and showcasing work in local theatres.
Greg Lawrence in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1990 On the tube between Dagenham and Canon Street
What do you love about Short Stories?words that set off ripples of meaning, stories that are instant but last.
Do you write in other forms?theatre, radio, film and there's a novel somewhere on this laptop
What distracts you from writing?Family: they distract and inspire. Work and the subsequent tiredness
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?politics, The Green Party and hating Tories
What is your favourite book?confederacy of dunces
Who are your favourite writers?Alan Bennett, Philip Roth and William Boyd
Where is your dream location?my imagination
What one item would you put into Room 101?Tories
Do you have any advice for new writers?Write every day.
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