Meet The Nethergate Writers – Rosie Baillie

Part 5 of our occasional series of Q&As, where we get to know a little about the members of the Nethergate Writers.

It’s our Treasurer, Rosie Baillie, this time.

1. How long have you been a writer?
Only for about four years – took me a long time to pluck up the courage to go to a writing class!

2. Have you had anything published?
Nope, not yet!!

3. Do you have a writing routine?
No unfortunately – I never seem to have enough time, but I am trying to write of an evening rather than just sitting in front of the telly!

4. Who is your literary hero or heroine?
Ah way too hard to choose, probably L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables was my favourite book when I was growing up, I loved all the books in the series and I still want to marry Gilbert Blythe!)

But I also love Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh and Angela Thirkell – for their sharp wit and silliness – I like anything set in the 1930s and 1940s of that sort of style.


5. Do you prefer working in a particular genre?
I’m always experimenting, which possibly means that I don’t stick at anything! I’ve dabbled in children’s stories (picture books and chapter books) and currently trying out writing a radio play or screen play.

6. Do you have any writing ambitions?
To finish something! And I would truly love to be published one day.

7. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Just have a go, find a class or a group – it’s amazing how peer support can help to inspire you and motivate you – I’ve also made some lovely friends!

8. What are you reading at the moment?
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.

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