The Daily Grind: Chris Collett
Writer: Chris Collett
Workspace: I work in our office (ie. box room) overlooking a leafy street on the Bournville Village Trust. While working, I am closely monitored for productivity by our ageing Yorkshire Terrier.
Take a closer look: The fearsome looking ‘Three Wise Monkeys’ were brought back by my son from the Gambia.
How long do you write for each day?
Depends on the day; I teach full-time, so fiction has to be fitted around that. During term-time it may only be an hour, but in the holidays about six hours.
How many words do you aim to get down?
On a full day I’d hope for a thousand words (which will probably be almost entirely deleted the following day!)
Longhand or straight-to-screen?
Straight to screen, though some planning in long hand.
Do you have a time when you’re most productive?
Early mornings or evenings.
An internet connection – good or bad when you’re writing?
Great for research but avoided at other times.
Blood and Stone (A Tom Mariner Mystery)
was released June 31 by Severn House.