July's alumni profiles all have one thing in common - they have all become authors since graduation and some have even found inspiration from their time studying at Edinburgh.
Emmy Award-winning producer and director, Kim Devereux, made the leap and changed careers to become an author after she found she had a talent for writing.
I am very much aware of ‘the reader’s share’ when I write, using metaphors and other means that leave space for the reader’s interpretation. Leaving just the right amount to the reader’s imagination makes a work of art more engaging and it also allows it to act as a kind of mirror.
Dr Gavin Francis talks to us about his international Medical career and how his love of reading encouraged him to write.
With regards to becoming an author, I've always been a voracious and omnivorous reader, and so it was natural for me to want to write the kind of book that I'd most want to read.
Author Beatrice Hitchman gives sage advice to the budding artist or author and talks about how her Edinburgh experience shaped her imagination.
My favourite memories of Edinburgh are countless. I made friends there I’ll have my entire life, and the intellectual experience of having my mind cranked open was completely formative and unforgettable.
Gigi Pandian followed in her mother’s footsteps on a year abroad to Edinburgh where she found inspiration for her mystery novels.
It took several years to become good at both art and writing, but now I’m the Creative Strategist for a civil rights organization and a bestselling mystery novelist.
Janey Louise Jones
Janey Louise Jones wrote an early draft of her first children’s book on a trip with her History of Art classmates and is now published by Random House where her books have been translated into Mandarin and Portuguese.
I was first published by Penguin Random House nearly ten years ago and have never looked back.
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