My Life as a writer
When did you first realise you wanted to write for a living?
As soon as I realised you COULD write for a living. But seriously at age 14.
Which writer, past or present, do you most admire?
Lawrence Kasdan. Anyone whose CV starts with The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark deserves admiration.
What was your first published (or performed) credit as a writer?
A short film Free in the Afternoon. It played at the Cannes Film Festival.
Which piece of writing work are you most proud of?
My latest script and the one after that.
Who or what inspires you to write?
How do you switch off when you’re not writing?
Which one piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Why are you a member of WGGB?
I’m proud to be a representative of the British writing community and I’d like to play my part in enhancing the reputation of screenwriters.
Kieran Bourne was born in Croydon. He lived in London until he was 16 when he moved to Milton Keynes. He started writing films and had a series of interruptions in between, eg marriage, children, secular work etc. Now he tries to only make films.