If the mind is a well of creativity, the trick is figuring out how to tap it.
For some writers, like Scottish novelist Rosemary Gemmell, the solution is as simple as a pen.
It becomes the conduit between thought and reality. As the ink flows, so do the ideas, and characters and story begin to take shape.
Today, Rosemary takes a little time to share how pen-and-paper work for her.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I live in the beautiful west coast of Scotland which is always inspiring. After bringing up a family and working part-time while studying as a mature student for a BA honours degree in literature and history and a post-graduate Masters in Humanities from the Open University, I finally became a full-time writer. This doesn’t mean writing full-time, as I fit in talks and adjudications for writing groups as well as coffee and lunch breaks with friends!
What do you write?
I was known as a published short story and article writer first, with occasional poetry and children’s stories. I’ve had stories and articles published in several UK magazines, some in the USA and I used to write for one Canadian and one American online company. Now I also write romantic novels with intrigue, both historical and contemporary. Although my latest novel, The Highland Lass, is under my full name, some of my more romantic novels are written as Romy and two tween books are under Ros. Continue reading