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 writer’s group encouraging new writing and producing, directing and showcasing work in local theatres.
Greg Lawrence in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1990 London
What do you love about Short Stories?Finding the truth and exploring the minutiae
Do you write in other forms?I've written for stage, screen, radio and, like most writers, have a novel on the go
What distracts you from writing?Family, work, life and other people's lives
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?West Ham Utd, family and watching West Ham with family.
What is your favourite book?The World According to Garp by John Irving
Who are your favourite writers?William Boyd , William Trevor and Zadie Smith
Where is your dream location?Being by the sea
What one item would you put into Room 101?Registration details
Do you have any advice for new writers?Write, write and write some more
Work by Greg Lawrence:
Grow and Warm the Earth
Everyone hits Paul Doe, the teacher's pet. But what happens when you don't? "I hate geography. Meacher gives me the creeps. He has a high eye-brow smile that is permanently slapped across his boat-race, like he’s posed for a picture and the flash has frozen him in time or a cow-prod has taken him by surprise. He’s got sharp little pincer teeth that threaten to punch holes in your neck if you don’t know a stalactite from a stalagmite. You can hear, then feel his smile before peering up to find him leering down at you doodling in the textbook. The clock is limping by like a crippled tortoise and it’s freezing in 2B. Snow settles around the window seal and icicles have begun to appear from the top of the arched frames. Still too long to go. My mood doesn’t change when Paul Doe pipes up with his usual arse-kissing comments. “Carbon dioxide from burning fuels causes global warming, a process capable of changing the world’s climate significantly.” Bloody text-book whore..."
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