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Terra Nullius by Claire G ColemanI started writing because …

I had a story to tell, a story that nobody else was telling.  Not that I hadn’t already wanted to be a writer before I found that story but before the story all attempts to write something I loved failed.

The best part of writing Terra Nullius was …

Gaining the experiences that led to the story.  I was travelling at the time, in my ancestral country and heard a story that changed my life.  From then on I was never the same again and everything I did and saw was informed by my new knowledge.  I delighted in framing that story in a way that might help others feel what I felt.

In three words Terra Nullius is …

How It Feels.

The book that changed my life was …

The Lord of the Rings, I read it when I was eight, after that I knew what story could do.  It was then that I wanted to be a writer, it has taken me over thirty years to be brave enough.

What’s up next for Claire G. Coleman?

I am continuing to write. Terra Nullius went well, it was the best thing I have ever done.  Now I want more, not more success, that is secondary.  There are more stories I want to tell and I want to read them myself.

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