Wednesday, 5 February 2014
A Bicycle Made For Two
My story 'Follow My Leader' is in this week's People's Friend. I thought I would share with you the inspiration behind this story.
Some of you may know that I am part of my local ladies choir Cantatrice. We meet every Friday morning, sing a wide range of songs and hold several concerts throughout the year.
Not many people in the choir know that I write but at one of our social events a lovely choir member, Angela, asked me what I did. When I told her I wrote fiction for women's magazines, she was really excited. "What do you write about?" she asked. When I said anything and everything she said, "Why don't you write a story about a tandem?" Apparently she and her husband used to ride one.
It seemed a rather random request but I said, "OK," and went home and wrote the story. It was bought straight away, so thank you Angela! I'm looking forward to showing her the story at choir this week.
If you asked your friends the question, "What shall I write about," you would probably get some interesting answers and ideas.
Maybe I should ask the rest of the choir for more ideas.... there are 100 of them!