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Bob Studholme

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in Newcastle, The United Kingdom
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Bob now lives and works in Al Ain, in the UAE. He has previously worked in Solomon Islands (not many people have), Japan, Australia, Brunei Darusalam and Spain.
He speaks very bad Japanese and pretty good Central Solomons.
He currently practices Shotokan Karate and has previously practiced Judo, Aikido, Brazilian jujitsu and Tai Chi. He's awful at all of them.

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Bob Studholme I don't think I do, really. When I've got time and ideas, I write. When I don't have time, I can't. I don't think I've ever got into a project and not…moreI don't think I do, really. When I've got time and ideas, I write. When I don't have time, I can't. I don't think I've ever got into a project and not been able to write the next bit of the story, or some next bit of a story because of writers' block. That being said, I don't think I write as much as I should and I have two projects which are on hold at present because I don't know how the stories finish.(less)
Bob Studholme For me it's being able to create people and fit them into worlds. My first story, which is up here as: 'The Chronicles of Brendan Earle', but which I…moreFor me it's being able to create people and fit them into worlds. My first story, which is up here as: 'The Chronicles of Brendan Earle', but which I might be rewriting to put out again with a different beginning and the new title: 'Changed', is a made up magical world. It's also loosely based on Northumberland in terms of the scenery.
That being said, the geography of the place is flexible and the places I need to have are in the places they need to be to keep the story rolling.
One of its characters is a 12-year-old girl who was based on my daughter when she was about 8 or 9 (but very mature for her age).
My latest story, Private Universe, which I'm trying to get published, is set in Devon. But the location is based on Slane Castle in County Meath, Ireland. That's partly 'cos I've never been to Devon and have been to Slane, but also because I needed a place just like Slane, but couldn't use it as the actual location. The setting of the book is the First World War and it's essential that all of the men would be gone to the war. That is pretty easy to believe of anywhere in England, but might be harder for readers to believe of rural Ireland.
This works in the context of the story, but it would be a spoiler if I told you how. (less)
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Prologue - The Castle.

The moon shines on the river and the castle. The day, June 2nd, 1915, has been unusually hot; the walls of the castle soaking up more sun than they can easily absorb. Windows gape wide to let the night's breezes cool the interior. Those asleep inside fall to more peaceful slumber as the walls breathe out heat and sweat dries from bodies.

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