Forest Brothers

All was quiet…

The most recent draft of Forest Brothers went to the publisher and I am hoping for an update next week. I’m sure more tweaks are on the way, but that is part of the process.  The art work is progressing nicely and I am working on getting this blog automatically linked to facebook and twitter, so it’s one click rather than the current cut and paste.

The waiting for editorial feedback has created a lull, which I have tried to backfill with a few things:

  • I have been asked to do some paid blog-writing work.
  • I have a new project based in the Edwardian slate mining industry in Wales.
  • I am trying to shine some of my previous works for submitting to a competition in September.

I am always asked why  I write and I have to admit to an over active imagination! At least  one that conjurs up scenes and stories in my mind like a TV show. I always have. I find the process of creating a story through to completion is very therapeutic and allows me to escape from the stresses and strains of the here and now.

The problem is, i get emotionally involved. I cry at the sad bits and I’m down with the dark bits. Mind you, I smile at the lighter sections too. It does help to keep everything on the level!

By Geraint Roberts

Stuck in a limbo and desperate to do something meaningful, what to do? That is where writing began for me. A creative way of expressing myself and a chance to harness my wondering imagination. I close my eyes and I'm there. Wish I'd picked 'there' as a warm sunny day on a sandy beach, with the waves gently lapping on the shore...but I have to let the story load in my mind, then watch it unfold, wherever it may be. Currently I'm on a windy bridge, or a Devon beach, or a Cornish ti mine, or a submarine, or looking towards a Hebridean port...

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