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Paul Gitsham

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The first book I ever wrote was a novelization of ET. I was five years old, had a yellow pencil, an exercise book with ET on the front and boundless enthusiasm.

After being told the devastating news that I couldn't write ET because it had already been done, I resolved to write my own stories. They were still somewhat derivative - a time-travelling detective who drives a sports car that can A) talk to him and B) needs to hit 120 mph to time-travel... I was a kid of the eighties, feel free to look for influences.

I dabbled with writing through school and university, but it wasn't until a spell of "under-employment" (the politically correct term for sitting on my arse as a receptionist whilst looking for a position more suited to my PhD) that I
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Paul Gitsham Alone at last, I leaned back in my seat, and pressed the button for the door locks. The breath on my ear was warm, and smelled of peppermint.
Paul Gitsham I write something different! I'm not a 'linear writer'. I write sections as they come to me and piece them all together later. Because I don't get…moreI write something different! I'm not a 'linear writer'. I write sections as they come to me and piece them all together later. Because I don't get much time to write, being a full-time teacher, I tend to have multiple scenes all clamouring for my attention. I let my inner Darwin decide which gets written first!(less)
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