An interview with our June Challenge Winner and WEbook Author, Alina Voyce aka Sue Grainger!09:22
This June we set you a rather tricky challenge! We asked you to write us a story which omitted the senses of sight and sound - two of the most commonly used sensory descriptions. Many of our WEbookers found this a bit tricky, but it did nevertheless produce some beautiful results - which is, after all, what we're after. With the focus resting on what we feel emotionally, what we touch, taste and smell, a whole new view on the world was opened up...
The brief was interpreted in many different ways, and out of our six winning entries, no two followed a similar strain. The focus on the emotional really let people delve into their inner feelings and exploit these for the benefit of their characterisation.
Well done to everyone who entered!
We sat down with Sue (virtually) and had a chat about how she approached the challenge, and how she was able to craft such a wonderful, winning entry...