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Robert Charles Waldron

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Have written many more television scripts than other works, mostly wildlife and natural history documentaries for channels such as Nat Geo and Discovery.
My first novel' Walk in the Cool' was hard going, and I learned that the only way to complete is daily,consistent work, maintaining continuity of thought.

How I started writing?

I owe the gig to my sandals

Started my writing career as an advertising copywriter back in the seventies,
and I’m sure I only got the job because of my footwear.

For the previous few months I had been walking the streets with my
slim portfolio of ideas and writing, and wearing a pair of squeaky new shoes.

Those new shoes chewed the back of my heels raw, and I couldn’t walk properly. So for this interview, I decided to win
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Robert Charles Waldron Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (always one of my favorite authors)

The Mountains of California by John Muir ( singlehandedly persuaded President …more
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (always one of my favorite authors)

The Mountains of California by John Muir ( singlehandedly persuaded President Roosevelt to start an idea called' National Parks' what a great naturalist writer.

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Robert Charles Waldron Once, just when I started out working ( as a junior copywriter in an ad agency), I lived in an old house that was a commune.
When I arrived, I saw litt…more
Once, just when I started out working ( as a junior copywriter in an ad agency), I lived in an old house that was a commune.
When I arrived, I saw little crosses painted on each of the room doors.
I just thought someone was quite religious, and shrugged it off.
But then I started to hear noises in the house. A person moving around,
banging and opening and closing the cutlery drawers with the metal clanging and ringing.
But no-one was there.
One night, I was at the house alone, reading in bed, when I heard someone come in and walk down the passage,
The floor was creaky old Oregon pine wood, and the footsteps made a noise.
The footsteps stopped at my door. Again, there was nobody there.
Now I don't believe in ghosts, but I can't explain what I heard then,.
So yes, what was the cause?Was it a spirit or soul trapped in time? A space/time aberration? I have no explanation, And yes, that would be the start of the book.(less)
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DIGITAL VIDEO - THE 21st CENTURY WRITER'S TYEPWRITER

Yep, that's me looking through the viewfinder, filming a television series (The Wild Bunch)on endangered species in Madikwe, South Africa. With me, seated, is photographer and lodge manager, Deon de Villiers.
These days, a writer's work is often accessed via video, and with the medium of written expression changing rapidly, it's almost essential for every writer to master writing for film and telev Read more of this blog post »
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