Andrew Atkinson is here today to complete the trio of Elementary Writers reviewing their 2015. It’s been a pleasure to work with Andrew over the past 18 months and to see how his confidence has grown.
Thanks for appearing on the blog, Andrew!
2015 was a very good year for you. Do you have a favourite memory professionally?
Reading my story at Blood From The Quill, a spoken word night at The Cumberland Arms on Halloween. I loved the graveyard stage set and the theatrical feel of the whole thing.
And how about a favourite moment from 2015 generally?
Getting married has to be top of the list.
Favourite book in 2015?
‘I Am Legend‘ by Richard Matheson, it’s a different take on vampire mythology and it’s done brilliantly.
Favourite film of 2015?
Avengers: Age of Ultron. You can’t beat a good bit of superhero nonsense.
Favourite song of the year?
‘Empire of the Clouds‘ by Iron Maiden. It’s an eighteen minute long epic about the R101 disaster, it’s done with so much passion and emotion. I actually can’t say how good this song is, it’s just awesome.
Any downsides for you in 2015?
The death of Terry Pratchett and Christopher Lee, my favourite author and my favourite actor both died this year.
Are you making resolutions for 2016?
Do more writing.
What are you hoping for from 2016?
Getting more stories published, do more readings, and maybe go to the Doctor Who Festival in November.
You can find more of Andrew’s writing on his Facebook page.