My Writing Life: James Calbraith

I’m featured today on Kobo’s official Writing Life blog 🙂 What a nice way to end the year 🙂

Kobo Writing Life

JamesCalbraith (2)When did you first discover a love of writing? Is there a particular book that made you want to become a writer?

I’d have to find my old notebooks to tell for sure, but I think I was about 10 when I started writing short stories. I never really stopped. I’ve wanted to be many things since then—a theoretical physicist, an archaeologist, a programmer, a lazy layabout—but it always comes back to writing stories.

I read whatever I could get my hands on, and most of the names are now obscure to all but the most devoted fans: Robert Sheckley, Harry Harrison, Gordon Dickson. I didn’t try to write a proper novel until I was much older, and the transition from short to long form took me ages.

Where do you get your story ideas?

For the past few years, almost all of my ideas come from travelling, and researching…

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