SC Skillman
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 What made you want to be a writer?
 
When I was a child I read Enid Blyton, and her fiction inspired me to write children's adventures stories like her. I wrote many, but none ever made it publication. I particularly enjoyed the Famous Five books and also The Castle of Adventure and The Island of Adventure. I suppose I identified with different aspects of Julian, Dick, Anne, George, and Timothy the dog. The love of writing that Enid Blyton first instilled into me has never left me, but only strengthened over the years. I am that annoying person at workshops and conferences who always sits there with a notebook apparently writing down everything that's said, but in reality recording all the names of the other people on the workshop together with whatever personal snippets of information they share about themselves.