'How do you get your ideas?’ If this seems a silly question to you: try not to say that. Think ahead and make up a reason. You’re a creator! Invent. And if your audience is bijou — shall we say — involve them.'
Mark Blayney on the practice of ekphrastic writing – writing that responds to a work of visual art – and the many stories to be found in other artists’ creations.
Mark Blayney asks whether we should meet our literary heroes and recalls a pivotal childhood encounter that led to his becoming a writer.