Quickfire Questions with... Rosy Edser
Rosie Edser has been writing short stories for five years, selling to women's magazines and entering competitions. She describes herself as 'addicted to the buzz that comes with seeing work in print'. She would write all day, every day given the chance.
My first sale was ...
To Take A Break ‘The Last Time He’ll Need This’ May 2005, I think.
My family think my writing is …
In danger of taking me over forever.
The best/worst thing about writing short stories for magazines is …
Being able to ‘talk’ about something I feel passionate about in the context of a story.
Long hand first or computer?
Computer, most of the time.
On completing a story I feel…
When I run out of ideas I ....
Do something mundane.
Ideas come to me when…
I do something mundane, or when I look at other people’s lives, eavesdrop on a stranger’s conversation.
My biggest tip for new women’s mag writers would be…
Join a good writing class, read out your work, ask for help!
3 authors – dead or alive I’d like to invite to dinner would be…
Bernard Cornwell, Antoinette Kelsal Bird, for her book, ‘Daughters of Megwyn’. Her only published as far as I can tell. Jean Plaidy for her historical knowledge.
Favourite writing outfit?
No tight clothes!
Favourite writing snack?
Cheese and crisp sandwiches.
Daily Mail or Guardian?
Daily Mail, I love Amanda Platell’s page.
Corrie or Eastenders?
Corrie, respect the realism you get in the north of England.
Best woman’s magazine story I’ve read during the last three months is…
'Donald’ by Yvonne Jackson, in WWFS, story about a woman with Alzheimer’s. She says I am her only fan. I doubt this is true!