Meet the Nethergate Writers – Fiona Pretswell

This is the fourth of our occasional series of Q&As, to help you get to know a little about the members of the Nethergate Writers.

This time, it’s our Secretary, Fiona Pretswell.

1. How long have you been a writer?
I wrote as a young teenager then not again for years. Started again about 7 years ago.

2. Have you had anything published?
Four stories in the Nethergate Writers anthologies and a story in one of the Dundee Writes publications.

3. Do you have a writing routine?
No. I write whenever I can but don’t get much time to do so.

4. Who is your literary hero or heroine?
Charlotte Bronte for creating one of the best woman in literature in Jane Eyre.

5. Do you prefer working in a particular genre?
I usually start as chick lit but end up with death and destruction.

6. Do you have any writing ambitions?
I would love to write a crime novel.

7. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Get a notebook and start writing down stuff that you find interesting. Overheard conversations or news stories that spark and idea.

8. What are you reading at the moment?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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