Exclusive Interview with

Gerald Wixey

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When did you start writing?

fifteen years ago

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What makes writing your passion?

It's become a form of therapy!

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How long have you been writing?

fifteen years

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

Euphoria and blind panic

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

I guess the protagonist is always an idealised version of myself . A nicer, more rounded character.

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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

Time, noise, distractions.

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How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

Take the dog out - sometimes she wonders why so often.

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We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

Striving to improve, aiming to write good , commercial literature

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If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

Start writing decades earlier than I did

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Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?

Bad reviews go with the territory. Thay're fine if it's constructive.

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

Heart warming

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Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

Always draw on life experience

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Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

My first nove, Salt of Their Blood was partly autobiographical

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What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

The cover needs to be a hook, that's for sure

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Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

I love talking to readers about anything, but especially my work

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How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

I love recognition

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Who is your favorite author? Why?

John Updike - manages to combine the commercial with the literary. It's sexy, and always so well onserved

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What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

John Steinbeck

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Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

Yes - you can look at the same 300 words each day and still see something to improve - it's obsessive

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If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?

Recently deceased John Le Carre

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