I have always enjoyed writing fiction and whenever I had my English exam in school, I always chose the question which let you end a story. This enabled me to escape to another world, which, I admit, was not always pleasant, but I much preferred these areas than any of the others on the English papers. I have recently been a member of Caldicot Writers Group, which provided me with a great inside of what I was doing right or wrong with my writing. Sadly, work commitments meant I had to leave this group as it was run in the day time, and my job is the same time of day. While attending this group, I had a reason to write, but sadly, I can't seem to find the impetus to write at the moment, but would love to give myself a reason to write regularly once more. I write in various genres, started off as horror, but have lately progressed to domestic thrillers. In the writers group, I got told that in my stories, 'I take ordinary people, put them through hell, and bring them out the other side'. It's not always a nice journey, but it kept them interested in what would happen next.
Tony Lawrence in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1986 Rhymney, South Wales
What do you love about short stories?They are easy to read when commuting short distances.
Do you write in other forms?Novels
What distracts you from writing?Work, Family, Laziness
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Music, TV, Cinema
What is your favourite book?Killing Cupid
Who are your favourite writers?Richard Laymon, Mark Edwards and Tania Carver
Where is your dream location?Las Vegas
What one item would you put into Room 101?People who call themselves writers, but go nowhere to get inspiration.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Write regular. Don't give up your day job until you are certain your writing will pay for itself. The day job provides you with an insight into human characteristics.
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