I have always been a passionate lover of stories and books for as long as I can remember. A writer's ability to totally envelop you in a tale so well that you wish it would never end is a skill that I greatly respect. So at a young age I would write, trying to come up with strange and wonderful tales of my own. For awhile my writing took a back seat to University work and my job but recently I have revisited my love of authoring. I love to write fantasy of all kinds, if I am writing it is usually a safe bet that a vein of fantasy will be running through it in some form. Authors that inspire me/have inspired me are J.R.R Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Max Brooks, H.P. Lovecraft and Robin Hobb.
David Collinson in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?2001
What do you love about Short Stories?I love short stories because it is amazing to me how a story of relative shortness can create such an immense atmosphere and interesting narrative.
Do you write in other forms?I have wrote many songs for a band that I was in up until recently and I continue to do so.
What distracts you from writing?My beautiful girlfriend distracts me from writing, if only to look at her.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?I have a passion for music, I play the Bass Guitar and have done in many bands, I love to perform live and to write music.
What is your favourite book?World War Z, its realistic interview style approach to a fictional event is spellbinding.
Who are your favourite writers?Robert Jordan, H.P. Lovecraft and Robin Hobb
Where is your dream location?Japan
What one item would you put into Room 101?Loud Neighbours
Do you have any advice for new writers?My advice would simply be to write. Don't be scared or overly concerned with how you think something should be or how others think it should be. Be true to your own vision and keep writing whether it be 20 words here and there or 1000 words. Keep going.
Work by David Collinson:
The Wandering Woman
The spray of the sea brushed his face like the soft caressing fingertips of a beautiful woman. His ship, the Red Shadow, was making good time as it cut through the sea’s waves, sending up small geysers of salty water. The open sea, a brilliant cascade of sparkling azure gems, lay before him and a healthy gust of wind was filling his sails.
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