Greg Lawrence

Greg Lawrence

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
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Everyone hits Paul Doe, the teacher's pet. But what happens when you don't?

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