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Colin Garrow

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Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland. He has worked in a plethora of professions including: taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate.

All Colin's books are available as eBooks and most are also out in paperback, too. His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including: SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Word Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Grind, A3 Review, 1,000 Words, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. He currently lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories, poems and the occasional song.

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Colin Garrow I've written quite a lot about writer's block on other sites (mainly Hub Pages), but basically, I don't believe it exists. Writers are a strange breed…moreI've written quite a lot about writer's block on other sites (mainly Hub Pages), but basically, I don't believe it exists. Writers are a strange breed and a few of us seem to relish putting ridiculous barriers in the way of creativity. Some people even enjoy the vexation of not being able to write!

When I first started trying to write stories, I'd often stare at my blank pad trying to come up with an idea (this was in my pre-laptop days) and a lot of times I just couldn't get started. Now, of course, I know that all I need to do is to start writing - doesn't matter if it doesn't always make sense, it's just the old sit-down-and-do-it routine.(less)
Colin Garrow I love playing around with words, and creating stories is the best way I know to do that. I try to inspire myself by coming up with titles that I can …moreI love playing around with words, and creating stories is the best way I know to do that. I try to inspire myself by coming up with titles that I can explore, for instance, with one of my children's books, The House That Wasn't There, I had to write the book to discover what the title meant. It's not always that straightforward, of course.(less)
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