Gill James writes longer fiction for children and young adults, shorter fiction for adults, non-fiction, text books about writing and language learning and academic papers. She also conducts several writing experiments.
She is published by Crooked Cats, Tabby Cat Press, The Red Telephone, Butterfly, The Professional and Higher Partnership and Continuum. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Salford University where she is Programme Leader of the English and Creative Practice Programmes.
She has always wanted to be a writer and a strange holiday in the south of Spain and her children running out of reading a material finally kick-started her. Now she doesnâ€™t feel right if she hasnâ€™t written something every day.
Gill James in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1998 Nerja, Spain.
What do you love about short stories?Short stories stay with you for a long time.
Do you write in other forms?Novels, flash fiction, blogs, academic papers
What distracts you from writing?Work, social media
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Singing
What is your favourite book?The Lightkeeper's Daughter (though ask me again tomorrow and I'll say something different.))
Who are your favourite writers?Charles Dickens, Aidan Chambers and Maeve Binchy
Where is your dream location?Nerja, Andalucia
What one item would you put into Room 101?Homophobics
Do you have any advice for new writers?If you want to do it you can. Never give up. However, the IF is huge!
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