Writing in France … Vanessa Couchman


I talk about living in France and my writing life on The Write Romantics today.

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Today we welcome Vanessa Couchman to the blog to talk writing and living in France … Welcome Vanessa!

Vanessa Couchman

You’ve run a writing business since 1997. Could you tell us a bit about that?

It started when we moved to France in 1997 and I left my job in England. At first, I did management consultancy work, but that involved a lot of travelling, so I moved over to offering writing services instead. I write research reports and do copywriting work for a varied range of clients. I also write magazine articles about French life and the art of writing.

Do you have a favourite ‘type’ of writing? i.e. novels, short stories, magazine articles?

Novels, definitely. I started writing short stories about five years ago. Although I enjoy writing them, they are a form that’s especially difficult to do well. I wouldn’t say I find novels easier, but I think they…

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About nessafrance

We moved to an 18th-century farmhouse in SW France in 1997. I'm fascinated by French history, rural traditions and customs. I also write historical novels and short stories.
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