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Stephen George

Sally Prue

http://www.sallyprue.co.uk
sally.prue@hotmail.co.uk
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Q: What were you like at school?

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Scared! I liked finding out stuff, though, especially about how to think.

Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?

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Only impossible things, like being an explorer or an actress.

Q: What is your favourite word?

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Today? Stercoracous!

Q: What are you afraid of?

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Large men running at me wielding axes.

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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Walk in the countryside, read, write to people, play the piano. Always enjoy a good argument.

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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Well, I have been known to play the bagpipes.

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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Toss-up between broccoli and white chocolate.

Q: What do you day dream about?

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People in my books. Especially the good-looking ones.

Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

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I sometimes think I'd like to try being a stand-up comedian. Or a painter.

Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?

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Depends on the time of day.

Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

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How about someone who cooks really well? Jamie Oliver seems a nice bloke. (I'm afraid my mouth would seize up if I met one of my heroes, like Jane Austen or Mozart.)

Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?

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Modesty, humour and honesty. Sorry, that's three - but one of them without the others might be really annoying.

Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?

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Everywhere is utterly and absolutely fascinating. I mean, just think about the extraordinary insects all over the place.

Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

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Love many, Trust few, Try to paddle Your own canoe.

Q: What has life taught you?

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That I'm most probably wrong.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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Since I was sixteen.

Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?

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To be a published writer, yes: when I found myself with no money and no qualifications after getting ill and having to leave school.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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Looking out at the wood behind our house, usually.

Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?

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Best - exploring. Worst - wondering where on earth I've got to.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Oh, people are WEIRD. The only difficulty is toning things down enough so they're vaguely believable.

Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?

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You can never write anything so bad that you can't cross it out. So I carry on writing.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Daydream a lot!

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