Ian Wingrove

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I was born in 1961 (Battersea, London) and had a wonderful childhood growing up on a very nice council estate.

Moved to Norwich in 2015 and self-published my first two novels, called Dead Poor and Feel.it.

Spent 15 years working for the greens on the London Assembly as senior press officer, researcher and (for 1 year) business manager for the London deputy Mayor. Now do communications for the Green Baroness and Clean Air London.

My father was a sheet-metal worker, trade unionist and amateur boxer. My mother was an office administrator who is now at the pinnacle of a large family tree consisting of 3 children, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. My extended family is one of the things I love
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Ian Wingrove A short story for an anthology being put together by the Redwell Writers group in Norwich. It's called "That crazy girl with the shotgun on Youtube".…moreA short story for an anthology being put together by the Redwell Writers group in Norwich. It's called "That crazy girl with the shotgun on Youtube". It is about Alexandria (Lex) a young woman who features as both devil and angel in my first two novels. The story concerns events at her 14th birthday. I wanted to explore what made her such a high functioning, sociopath.

I had some good ideas, but an aversion to getting inside the head of a teenage girl (too daunting a leap). So it is written from the perspective of those close to her. The story originally lacked purpose and that essential thing - an emotional drive. Several months later and after a lot of rethinking, I think I've nailed it.(less)
Ian Wingrove Since I started writing a few year ago, I've never had enough time to put down on paper all the things I want to say, so I've never experienced…moreSince I started writing a few year ago, I've never had enough time to put down on paper all the things I want to say, so I've never experienced 'writers block'. My approach used to rely on the cycle journey to and from work to generate the plot lines, dialogue and resolve any issues with the book. Those thoughts would be hastily put into notes on my phone at the end of my journey and they would act as the prompts for when I started work on the book at 5 am, before the kids woke up.

It's unclear what my new system for writing will be now that my days are mostly taken up with childcare, networking and promoting the newly published book. (less)
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Do women have an inside track to writing crime stories?

I once watched a young man die. I was on the phone to the emergency services, there was blood soaking through his jacket, the 999 woman was talking about finding a way to staunch the gunshot wound and the pupils of his eyes rolled upwards. The eyes rolled and I saw the guys soul roll with them. It is one of those unshakable memories.


The thing is, I’m reluctant to use that personal experience in any of my b...memories.


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