Liz Wride

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Liz Wride

What inspired your piece?
90s grunge music; janitor boiler-suits; an image of spilt milk that popped into my head.

Do you have a favorite line or lines from your pieces?
I probably won’t go…but I’m already there.

Who is your most influential writer? Who do you always go back to for inspiration?
David Foster Wallace. Reading him feels like a conversation.  I am forever inspired by the way he creates a sense of place.

What season do you find you write the most in?
Maybe Autumn? Halloween and the dark are conducive to it.

Do you keep any snacks around while you write? If so, what’s your favorite?
I keep water close by – although that’s proved near-deadly for my laptop a couple of times!

What do you want readers to take away from your piece?
A general sense of dread.

Do you ever create soundtracks for the piece you’re writing?
I feel like Nirvana’s ‘School’ would be the theme tune to this one!

What is your ideal writing environment?
I need to be able to play the same song over and over – I can’t write in silence!

Do you find writing invigorating or exhausting?
Trying to write through writer’s block is exhausting.  Getting an idea, running with it, (and the language flowing) is invigorating.

Do you have any future writing plans?
I’m currently working on a detective novel.  I’m always writing short stories at the same time.


You can read Liz Wride’s piece “Spilt Milk” in Issue Five of The Ginger Collect.

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