I am a retired Chartered Secretary, born and educated in London and Essex and now living with my wife, Kath, in Sheffield. I worked for most of my business life for a German Multi-National Engineering Group with its offices in London and retired early to take up my passion for writing.
I am now best known for my plays, sketches, and comic verse and monologues which I publish through Lazybeescripts.com. I have travelled widely, on business and privately.
Ray Lawrence in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1950 London and Essex
What do you love about short stories?Everyone has a story - short stories can be a snapshot of events which shape a person's life. I particularly like humorous anecdotes turned into short stories.
Do you write in other forms?Plays, sketches, comic monologues and verse for performance
What distracts you from writing?Everything!
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Family, travel, reading, theatre, sculpting papier mache models...
What is your favourite book?Earth Abides by George Stewart
Who are your favourite writers?Charles Dickens, Ruth Rendell and P.G.Wodehouse
Where is your dream location?Derbyshire
What one item would you put into Room 101?Scammers
Do you have any advice for new writers?Be tenacious, single-minded and not deterred by rejection.
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