Tamara spent all last year writing short stories and entering them in competitions and submitting to magazines with some success and is now interested in being able to read other writers’ stories at the entry stage. Reading winners is enjoyable, but she has found reading those which don’t win she learns a lot more about what does and doesn’t work.
What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you?
Nothing. I’m totally transparent.
Are the names of your characters important to you?
Yes. I once had a character whose name I needed to change because it started to dictate his personality in a way that was not right for the story.
Have you ever written naked?
No! But the idea is intriguing. I wonder if there is anyone out there who has.
What is the single biggest challenge you faced when writing your book?
Finishing it! It’s still a work in progress, both of them.
How do you remain sane while working?
Not sure I’m sane in the first place, so probably not the best question to ask!
Are you jealous of other writers?