Tell us about yourself-where you are from, education or lack of, family roots, some background.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Having been writing for years, and managed without, I find that I don’t use many online resources for actual writing. Although I do consult the English Poetry Library’s listings when about to submit - http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/ . The one forum I belong to is Bibliophilia - http://www.bibliophilia.org/ Unlike many forums it is well mediated, no tit for tat point scoring, offers constructive criticism and is generally supportive in all areas of writing, regularly lets one know what publisher is seeking submissions. Although I make little use of those suggestions as they are primarily for the US market.
Afraid not. Mixed fortunes really. Some editing work has paid really well, while some publishers have gone bust owing me money. And now with the digital market and self-publishing muddying the waters I can’t see a way forward – so far as sales and making money goes – for some time to come. And I say this as both author and publisher of other peoples’ work.