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Colin Fisher

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I live (and write) with my wife and two cats on the outskirts of London, just where the stuffy utilitarianism of suburbia gives way to the fields and furrows of Kent. In my day job I commute across the Thames into the heart of the old Roman city, where, despite the best efforts of traffic and the soulless towers of glass and steel, the ghosts of its old tenants can still be felt in its narrow corridors and winding lanes. In my free time I write.

I have always been fascinated by the countryside, by its moods and movements, its folklore, myths and legends, and by the way successive generations have shaped and moulded the landscape, embedding their own tales and stories in its fabric. My academic background is in archaeology, and my inclination
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Colin Fisher Firstly, it's easy to confuse writer's block with procrastination, and just looking for an excuse not to write (which I do a lot). If I'm genuinely…moreFirstly, it's easy to confuse writer's block with procrastination, and just looking for an excuse not to write (which I do a lot). If I'm genuinely blocked, then I usually start writing something else, whether it's a different story, a blog or some piece of non-fiction, it generally gets the ideas going again.(less)
Colin Fisher Being able to take that world in your head and make it real. To bring the imaginary to life and share stories. And if you're really lucky, be able to…moreBeing able to take that world in your head and make it real. To bring the imaginary to life and share stories. And if you're really lucky, be able to write something that resonates with a reader and makes them feel something different to what they felt before they picked up your story.(less)
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Eagle eyed readers may have noticed a new publication on my books page – the just published Book of the Sea from Egaeus Press. As I’ve mentioned before I don’t often submit poems (I have a large number written, but since concentrating on prose it’s hard to find the time to work them up or hunt out markets), but when I saw a submission call from Egaeus I couldn’t resist. I’ve long admired the...

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