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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT SEPTEMBER- JOHN ELIOT

 

I came from a family of readers. Books were to be loved. And not that it necessarily mattered the books were of quality. My brother and sister were a few years older than me, so I was introduced to Camus and the War Poets at quite a young age, very early teens.

I realised that I wanted to be a writer when I was nine. A student teacher got my class to produce a newspaper which was displayed along the school corridor. I loved the attention that writing brought. I then produced my own newspaper at home for the family, for quite a few weeks. What a precocious child. I always was creative from then on, art, music (unsuccessfully), poetry, stories, plays...

I wasn't published with a contract until about five years ago. I sent some poems to an American publisher. The editor replied only one fitted the bill for the anthology, but another was so good it should be published. A couple of years after that I contacted Mosaique Press. A contract followed with the promise of further publications. I now have a chapbook, 'Ssh' with them available online and all good bookshops.

 

 

John's poetry features in Issue 3 of WA magazine out now

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Writers Abroad is a place where writers can share their work safe in the knowledge that their words, their characters and their aspirations are treated with consideration and a critical but constructive eye. It is the place for writers to share a passion for writing and the inspiration and motivation to keep creating.
 
Writers Abroad is a place where the sun is setting or rising somewhere, where the development of the craft is the driving force and where success is something to be celebratedWelcome to Writers Abroad, here you will find a writing community for expat writers living in countries around the globe. It provides a 'virtual' meeting place where you can meet over cappuccino, or a glass of wine and share the ups and downs of a writer's life.Writers Abroad is a place where writers can share their work safe in the knowledge that their words, their characters and their aspirations are treated with consideration and a critical but constructive eye. It is the place for writers to share a passion for writing and the inspiration and motivation to keep creating.
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