Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
I currently hail from south west England though I do travel, It's a beautiful place lots of sweeping countryside and gorgeous views, I think living in a big town now makes me appreciate this much more than I used to.
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
I'd say the greatest thing would be the location, it's a beautiful place to live and even living in a busy town, it's not far to be surrounded by nothing but fields, stunning views and quiet if you so wished or likewise to be surrounded by the buzz of a city surrounded by people.
- What turns you on creatively?
Music. Quite simply, music is the biggest draw and pool of inspiration for me creatively.
I love the fluidity of response and interpretation of any individual track. The way it can be your absolute must-listen-to one minute, conjuring a thousand wonderful memories, images and thoughts - but the next something altogether darker, juxtaposing the images and memories you felt before. Or you find yourself not getting anywhere near that tracks for months, sometimes years. I love the impact of its universal empathy, the way it speaks to everyone and sparks such difference of opinion, usually in a positive way. Other than that I just enjoy surrounding myself with talented people, watching talented people do what they love is always an inspiration, whether is art or not.
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
I have so many favourite words, one of my favourite is 'inconsequential' and I'm going to cheat and use someone else's sentence because it's simply beautiful... from a show called Lark Rise To Candleford (I may be paraphrasing slightly...)
"Let us not talk of weighty matters, let's just pass the time of day with inconsequential nothings"
- What is your pet peeve?
Pet peeve? Hmm... It's a small thing, but probably people chewing loudly and/or speaking through food in an inaudible way.
- What defines Josie Dee?
I would say... music defines me, my collection is extremely varied... from Nightwish to Victoria Wood via John Mayer and The National. I think it is a conceptual way to define me... I'm quite butterfly minded, I don't like to rule things out until I've (in this instance) listened to them. I love new ideas, trying new things, ways of working and thinking, learning from others and exploring new concepts. Sounds a bit woolly and fluffy I know.