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Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
I'm originally from Birmingham but now living in Olomouc where I write my own stuff, and proof-read and edit, (Abridged versions of the classics; like Hemmingway and Orwell). Also in between looking after my son Joe, I edit and design Jotters United Lit-zine.
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
Where I live now is a cool mini Prague, all the buildings and culture but without the tourists.
- What turns you on creatively?
I get inspired by ordinary people's lives, which can be extraordinary. I am also inspired by stories of ordinary people's struggles and protests against a society that treats them badly.
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
Probably, the word fuck. I love the flexibility and variety of uses of the word; I use it a lot in my writing...this is from a story about marriage published recently...
'Fuck it! Let's just get fucking married!'
- What is your pet peeve?
Flowery poetry or writing. Over-descriptive text and anything that mentions petals! Oh, plus I hate all academic writing...It needs to be gotten rid of!
- What defines Nick Gerrard?
My humour and passion for political causes and writing.