I started writing with gusto a decade or so ago. I have had a number of short stories published in small magazines and two in an anthology, Pangea, published by Thames River Press. I have a First Degree in Humanities with Creative Writing from the OU. I work as a second-hand bookseller.
Stephen Tyson in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1987 Kendal
What do you love about short stories?Their Artistry
Do you write in other forms?Novels, Poetry (a little), Drama (in progress) Reviews (available)
What distracts you from writing?Procrastination
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Gardening, Music, Reading
What is your favourite book?1984
Who are your favourite writers?W.H. Auden, Edward Thomas and Graham Greene
Where is your dream location?TÅ· Newydd
What one item would you put into Room 101?Smugness
Do you have any advice for new writers?Persevere
Work by Stephen Tyson:
At the end of a long hot summer holiday, as family conflicts simmer, the unexpected appearance of a stranger tests and then shatters the bond of friendship between two boys. Excerpt: ''During the last summer holidays before I started secondary school, my father decided to dig a pond in the back garden. I think my mother must have encouraged him, because she loved animals and wild flowers. Large yellow and white dog daisies sprawled over the rim of the broad earthenware vase on the sill behind the sink, competing for space with the bamboo wind chimes that tinkled whenever the window was open. Even when my mother wasn't washing up, she'd often rest her hands on the edge of the draining board and watch as a robin or some other feathered visitor plucked a nut from the wire cylinder that hung from the bird table''.
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