“There is no silver bullet. It’s trial and error. It’s hard work. And perseverance. And you won’t get that from any course. You’re better off finding a little community of like-minded individuals, like the Itinerant Writer’s Club, and asking for advice, ideas, comments. Plus you develop your own voice and style. Creative writing courses are like battery farms for writers. They all come out sounding the same.”
Read Peter Moore’s explosive interview!
Geordie Torr is editor of Geographical Magazine. He is also a gentleman. When the Itinerant Writers Club became disillusioned with the finalists chosen in the Pure Travel Writing Competition 2012 (in conjunction with Geographical Magazine), I wrote to him with our complaints. I admit now that I could have been more diplomatic. With great patience he explained the rationale and system that was used to come up with the top essays. I was so impressed with his professionalism I cheekily asked him if he would be happy to be interviewed. To my surprise and delight, he agreed to answer some questions put to him by the club.