"First of all you need to believe in yourself. Secondly, you need to hold yourself accountable and turn up to the desk."

Deborah Masson Award-Winning Author

Deborah started her career writing short stories and flash fiction, but soon after welcoming her second child she decided she wanted to challenge her writing further though online courses with Professional Writing Academy and Faber Academy. Her debut novel, Hold Your Tongue, is the result of those courses.

In our 12½ minutes she spoke with Andy Campbell, Elevator Commercial Director, about:

1: the escapism writing brings; stepping out of your own own into something else,   

2: her journey to date,    

3: how she uses story-telling as a means to broach sensitive subjects,  

And much more… 

Catch-up with our interview below.