I've written for thirty years, producing a range of short stories and poetry, mostly in my spare time after running a number of successful businesses. I'm a published sportswriter - and my boxing articles have been produced both in print and online. In 2013 I obtained a BA in literature from the OU, and I've devoted more time to my writing recently. I've written a full length stageplay entitled "Tower", which is set on the 83rd floor of the World Trade Center, beginning at 8.03am on the morning of September 11th, 2001. I also have completed a teleplay (in three one hour parts) about the life and death of the war poet Wilfred Owen. Finally I recently completed the first draft of a novel, entitled "The Third Woe", which details the moral, spiritual and physical disintegration of a middle-aged man over the course of one weekend.
Geoff Poundes in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1977 At school
What do you love about Short Stories?I love the immediacy of the form
Do you write in other forms?Novels,poems, plays, scripts
What distracts you from writing?Business, work, sports
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Sports, photography
What is your favourite book?Animal Farm
Who are your favourite writers?Richard Ford, Norman Mailer and William Shakespeare
Where is your dream location?Lerwick
What one item would you put into Room 101?Salesmen
Do you have any advice for new writers?Write! Don't prevaricate - write!!
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