Having just retired from working more years than he cares to remember in the NHS, Richard Corney is left free to concentrate on playing the piano, writing, cycling and paragliding.
Richard has always been writing, starting as a child. His first love has always been poetry, although he did try to write a novel in his twenties. ‘We won’t go there! Something about angry young men.’
For many years he did little writing, but poems would come and go. He has published a few poems and a couple of short stories, and has also recently written a novel which is ready for publication. Richard loves the ‘sparsity’ needed in poetry, but he confesses to enjoying the space novel writing gives you.
Q: If you could travel in the past, which one of the great writers would you like to meet and why?
A: Shakespeare. Because he said it all.
Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (from a book, movie, song, speech…)
A: ‘Not all the best music is in the notes’ Gustav Mahler.
Q: What superpower would you like to have and why?
A: Flying without wings. Looking down on the world really does give you perspective!
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