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For their New Welsh Writers series, The Cardiff Review's Jamie Gillingham interviewed Roberto Pastore (Hey Bert) about all things writing. The series 'speaks to new voices in Welsh literature, delving into how they got their start and what advice they might have for other emerging writers.'
Roberto talks about his writing routine, his inspirations, and his experience of the route into publishing.
For their New Welsh Writers series, The Cardiff Review's Jamie Gillingham interviewed Jodie Bond (The Vagabond King) about all things writing. The series 'speaks to new voices in Welsh literature, delving into how they got their start and what advice they might have for other emerging writers.'
Jodie talks about her writing routine, her inspirations, and her experience of the route into publishing.
JAMIE GILLINGHAM What do you find are the most enjoyable and most challenging aspects of writing/being a writer? RHYS OWAIN WILLIAMS I think most writers struggle to switch off, and perhaps we never completely do. Everything we encounter in life has the potential to provide that flash of inspiration. Feeling attuned to the world around you in that way is such a positive experience, giving you those moments of absolute creative thought, but it can also be a huge strain on your mental health. The screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan said that “being a writer is like having homework every night for...
I think around the time I first started reading, really. Though the seeds were perhaps planted even earlier. When my dad would read me bedtime stories as a child he would often change things to amuse himself—inserting rude jokes and non-sequiturs into otherwise innocent books and fables. Eventually, I wanted to join in on the fun. I would wrestle the books away from him and declare, "No! It didn’t go like that, Dad. It went like this!"
Funny as it is to think about it now, those early experiences with my father probably put the idea into my head that I could make up stories too.
What I’m saying is I blame my father for everything.
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