Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
London. Where do I begin? Still an inspiration after so many years. I live near the river Thames, from where I sit now, I could walk the distance in 30 minutes. The greatest thing about the place, aside from the history and human dynamism? My wife and younger son are here… it’s home.
- What turns you on creatively?
You heard of that movie Natural Born Killers? I’m a Natural Born Worrier. On a personal level, little things become magnified. The wider context is the world at large. I feel helpless and hopeless, at times. I’m a father, naturally I have concerns. On the plus side, I’ve been told that worrying helps keep my weight down! Thankfully I can channel my anxieties, frustrations, anger, and fears – hopes and dreams also, of course – into something creative.
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
Inchoate. I just love the sound it makes. Mind you, for years I mispronounced the flaming thing. People would smile knowingly, some would smirk…No one ever told me. Until…
She whispered Ink-hoate / lowering her eyes / as though she had said too much / Just begun, it means / Oh yes, she replied… Inchoate.
- What is your pet peeve?
Peeve. Another lovely word. The English class system, though it disguises its intentions behind a pat on the head, and a ‘well done, you’, is still alive and kicking.
- What defines David Milner?
His ability to bounce back, dust himself down. It isn’t self-belief, but it’s something approaching resilience.
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