Gill Blow

Gill Blow

Story-telling is Gill's passion, her short stories have been published in several literary magazines and short-listed for The Bridport and Mxlexia competitions. Her story 'Ladies of the Soil' was broadcast on Radio 4 as a winner of The Opening Lines series and she was awarded The International Rubery Book Award in 2013 for her short story 'On the Bench.' She has adapted seven of her stories for the amateur stage, which have been performed by The Workhouse Players under the title 'Take Seven'. Gill is currently working on her first novel and runs writing sessions at her local library in Gainsborough.


Gill Blow in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

2007 Knaith near Gainsborough United Kingdom

What do you love about Short Stories?

I love short stories because they can make a short moment magical

Do you write in other forms?

Novels, short plays

What distracts you from writing?

Everything! I have to be very disciplined

Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

Live theatre, walking, meeting friends

What is your favourite book?

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout

Who are your favourite writers?

William Trevor, Alan Bennett and Carol Shields

Where is your dream location?


What one item would you put into Room 101?

Vacuum Packaging

Do you have any advice for new writers?

Write, write, write and read!

Work by Gill Blow:

Ladies of the Soil
Gill Blow
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A poignant story of how a broken piece of porcelain and a biscuit tin crammed with packets of seeds allow a couple to confront the tragedy in their lives.

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