‘Distractions are endless; from family, friends, bureaucrats, banks, social, and anti-social media. To write, I need to shut all that out for several hours.’
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Rick Stroud speaks with Robin Blake about how his film-making background influences his literary projects, his fascination with WW2 and the projects it has led him to, and his love of simple, clear writing.
‘Research pitted with fascinating rabbit holes down which I’ll dive because my curiosity has been piqued.’
‘Magpie-like I collect these tantalising fragments. They stay with me, glittering at the edges of consciousness until I pick one out intending to polish it until it gleams.’