Nicola Quilter

Nicola Quilter

When did you first realise you wanted to write for a living?


About eight years ago.

Which writer, past or present, do you most admire?


Tony Gilroy, Emma Thompson, Alejandro González Iñárritu.

What was your first published (or performed) credit as a writer?


Ray Morley.

Which piece of writing work are you most proud of?


Coercion.

Who or what inspires you to write?


Some deep pathological urge!

How do you switch off when you’re not writing?


Switch off?

Which one piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?


Write, write, write.

Why are you a member of WGGB?


To be part of an organisation with people who have similar needs, goals, paths. For networking, mentorship, information and legal help.


Nicola was born in London but worked for many years in film, TV and theatre in Australia. Since her return to England she has made nine short films and is in pre-production on her first feature, Coercion. As an actress, she was a resident character on Home and Away and worked for the BBC, Radio 4, ABC, Channel 7, SBS, Southern Star, Sydney Theatre Company, Praxis Theatre (Ireland).

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