Review of 2015: Kay Stewart

Kay Stewart is another member of Elementary Writers who continues to go from strength to strength. One of her stories is featured in ‘Thrills ‘n’ Chills‘, an anthology published by Wild Wolf Publishing. Kay has an economy of language that is tough to beat, she says so much in just a few words and I really admire that in her writing. 

Thanks for sharing your 2015 with us, Kay!

Vic x

Kay Stewart

2015 was a great year for you and your writing. Do you have a favourite memory professionally?
I really loved performing at the Halloween evening at the Cumberland Arms, the atmosphere and set were brilliant.

And how about a favourite moment from 2015 generally?
I went to Prague in the summer as part of a European city inter-railing holiday, it was magical. There was one evening a busker played a proper piano in the main square and got a member of the crowd to sing an Adele song with him and it brought the hairs up on the back of my neck, in a good way.

Thrills 'n' Chills

Favourite book in 2015?
The Girl on the Train – I wondered if it would live up to all the hype but it was a masterclass in writing a thriller, with so much suspense and really shocking twists that I didn’t see coming.

Favourite film of 2015?
By far the best one was Hotel Budapest, really funny and lovely to look at.

Favourite song of the year?
It’s not new but I discovered Alter Bridge’s album Alter Bridge III this year, the CD has a track on called Wonderful Life about loving and losing someone, very poignant and moving.

Any downsides for you in 2015?
Not finding enough time to write or rather not getting a grip of procrastinating well enough, same old, same old… 

Are you making resolutions for 2016?
Yes I love them and do try to keep to them.  I want to sort out a website for my writing but cant decide on a name, my resolution is to sort that out in January.

What are you hoping for from 2016?
I am hoping to get my novel published or self-published, have a website and feel enthusiastic about twitter which I think is both a blessing and a curse at present.

Where do you go to for inspiration/advice on writing?
Victoria’s Facebook page with all of the great supportive quotes and articles.  They keep you going on a cold winter morning and make you realise even brilliant, successful writers say you have to do the work, this writing thing doesn’t do itself!



More opinions about stuff from the wonders of the Chelsea Flower Show to having a go at stand up comedy are on Kay’s site


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