Tuesday, 26 January 2010

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…
Emotionally sated.

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!

11 comments:

Bernadette said...
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Bernadette said...

Great post, Rosy.

CarolineG said...

Lovely answers, Rosy, thank you! I especially liked - and identified with - your comment about feeling 'emotionally sated' when finishing something.

Gillian McDade said...

ooh...cheese and crisp sandwiches! Yum.... and a Daily Mail fan too!

Thanks for sharing with us, Rosy.

Samantha Tonge said...

I agree with the 'no tight clothes'!

Thanks, Rosy.

Geraldine Ryan said...

Great post, Rosy! A fellow Corrie fan!

Elizabeth McKay said...

Hi Rosy, Interesting what you say about using your stories to comment on things you feel passionate about. I didn't actually realise I do that too until I read your post! I often have a crisp sandwich but never with cheese. I might give that a go since you've recommended it. I'm a Corrie fan too - great characters I really care about.

Fionnuala Kearney said...

What a lovely post Rosy...and cheese and crisp sandwiches. YUM. Have to try that.I'm determined to better my short story writing abilities this year! F

Rosie Edser said...

I'm glad to have shared a recipe for comfort food. I don't know about you guys, but I can't work on an empty stomach! Maybe that is why I steer away from tight clothes?

Hoping for good things for 2010 for writers everywhere. Rosie

Rosie Edser said...
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womagwriter said...

Hi Rosie - great answers, and I especially agree with the one about finding a good writing class! Hope to see you at ours again soon.