I’ve written a letter to my teen self and even included a few photos. I thought it would just be some fun, but the experience ended up being far more deep, personal, and therapeutic than I originally thought. It turns out I had plenty to say to my teen self…secrets, lies, warnings, and hope for a happy ending. 🙂
The forecast for the L Fest weekend was for stunning sunshine and a heatwave, which naturally meant that torrential rain, thunder and lightning arrived. UK LesFic wimped out of camping and turned up on a very soggy Saturday morning. But saturated tents turned out to be great for audiences of the indoor and dry arts stage, and even though the event kicked off at 10 a.m. there was a good turnout to see VG Lee open the event.
VG has become a bit of feature at L Fest and they are happy to have her. She talked a little about the resurgence of British lesbian fiction in the last couple of years and how good it is to see writers beyond the established literary set having success.
She handed over to Kiki Archer to host a very lively indie panel…
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BY CONNIE WARD
What made you decide to become a fiction writer?
Ever since I was a small child, I have had many different stories running around in my head. It’s like a catharsis to get them down on paper so they aren’t taking all my attention. I enjoy looking at the world around me and converting others’ personal experiences into fictional stories.
What type of stories do you write? And why?
I enjoy writing a wide variety of stories. I have written horror, suspense, paranormal, comedy, and drama, but I most enjoy stories with heavy emotional and romantic overtones. I feel those types of stories speak personally to the reader.
What do your family/friends think about your writing?
My family is very supportive of my writing. They are my best critics!
Where do you get your ideas?
I am inspired by the people and situations…
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