Philip Corwin lives in London where he commutes between his room and real life. Most of the time, he gathers ideas like familiar bones to build a brand new monster.
He writes poetry and lyrics, and he expects that some day in the future, if he continues to put one word after another, he will find they have formed a short story or a novel.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite author at the moment is Neil Gaiman. I love the way reality clashes with fantasy in his stories, and often the two worlds live side by side and only a few people notice it. Most of all, I enjoy his way of twisting the familiar to reveal a new and surprising angle to it. I admire him for his inspirational words, in public speeches and his books, and the love and support he shows for the art of writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is probably the planning process. That might sound contradictory at first, but I believe planning is an important part of writing. I enjoy thinking out the plot and characters, and imagining where the story might go, before I write it. When it finally comes to the writing, I love to see how it all clicks together. I love that I can be creative and tell my own stories. And every time I make it over a creative hurdle or finish a story, I can feel proud about the little and the big victories.