Monday, 23 February 2009

Quickfire Questions with... Sue Wright



Sue Wright is married with three children and a tortoiseshell cat and lives in Worthing in West Sussex. Her main hobby is reading and her ambition is to have a novel published one day. Sue says she prefers writing "weird" stories best.

My first sale was…
to Take A Break’s Fiction Feast in 1998!

My family think my writing is…
silly –until the money comes in.

The best/worst thing about writing short stories for magazines is…
best is seeing them published and illustrated– worst is all the rejections. Never gets any easier to cope with them.

Long hand first or computer?
Computer first.

On completing a story I feel…
very satisfied.

When I run out of ideas I …
plunge into depression, telling anybody and everybody that I’m never going to be able to write anything ever again.

Ideas come to me when…
I least expect them.

My biggest tip for new women’s mag writers would be…
to read lots of magazines to get a feel for what’s being published.

3 authors – dead or alive I’d like to invite to dinner would be…
1)Charles Dickens, 2)John Irving, 3)Stephen King.

Favourite writing outfit?
Joggers and sweatshirt

Favourite writing snack?
Chocolate, especially Bounty

Daily Mail or Guardian?
Neither – The Weekly News is the only paper I read and it’s brilliant.

Best woman’s magazine story I’ve read during the last three months is…
not sure, but probably something by Teresa Ashby or Della Galton. They’re both widely published for a very good reason and Della’s stories even have the power to make me cry sometimes. She’s that good!

7 comments:

Samantha Tonge said...

Interesting answers, Sue. Hmm, i think we all like joggers and chocolate:)

x

Geraldine Ryan said...

The dreaded "R" word crops up again, Sue! What's the phrase you used "Re-marketing opportunities"? Makes it much easier to cope with somehow!

Sue Wright said...

Yes, Geri, and I've certainly got plenty of 're-marketing opportunities' to work on today. Perhaps I should pop out and buy some chocolate before I start.

Gillian McDade said...

Thanks for sharing, Sue. I haven't lifted the Weekly News in years!

CarolineG said...

Oh I know that gnashing and wailing part well! Thanks Sue for an interesting post.

Caroline R said...

Thanks Sue - great answers. I agree that Stephen King would be interesting to invite to dinner. Maybe a bit scary though!

suzy doodling said...

Hi Sue,
I agree with your comments on Teresa Ashby and Della Galton. Both writers leave me with tears streaming down my face. Even though each time I begin one of their stories I swear blind that it won't be the case. But then that's why I know the story will be good. Yours are good as well.