Wendy Gill lives in Hertfordshire. Several years ago, she gave up a successful career in business and commerce to pursue her love of writing. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Middlesex University. Her first short story Moving Mike was published in the anthology Stations in 2012 by Arachne Press. Another of her short stories, The Deal, was selected for inclusion in the inaugural anthology Words and Women One published in 2013 by Unthank Books. She is a member of Book, Music & Lyrics and has written the libretto for a London based musical called That Man, which previewed in 2014 at the London Theatre Workshop and will made its West End debut at The Hippodrome, Leicester Square in September 2016. She is currently working on a collection of short stories for women, entitled The Female Condition.
Wendy is interested in modern day issues and how one small event can be life-changing. She describes her style as ironic and pared down and is a Raymond Carver enthusiast; 'A little autobiography and a lot of imagination are best.' (Carver, The Paris Review, 1983)
Wendy Gill in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?2009 Newbury, UK.
What do you love about short stories?Arrive late, leave early, give the reader plenty to think about, no space for waffle!
Do you write in other forms?Plays, dabble in poetry, part written crime novel.
What distracts you from writing?Family commitments.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Theatre, Gardening, Walking, Singing/songwriting.
What is your favourite book?The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch.
Who are your favourite writers?Raymond Carver, Thomas Hardy and Anton Chekov.
Where is your dream location?Antibes.
What one item would you put into Room 101?Bad manners.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Read a lot, write a lot, keep at it.
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