Charles Wood - Author, Documentary Maker, Illustrator, Blogger
Charles Wood - Author, Documentary Maker, Illustrator, Blogger

People often ask me... I got started as a writer.

The answer is a long story and almost a book in itself. The most important influence was my grandfather. I often visited him in the New Forest during my school holidays and he told me a lot about his youth and how life in England used to be. Nobody else had such a good memory and took so much care in their choice of words. He taught me how to truly tell a story. Later, I wrote stories myself and sent them to him. He always responded to them in very long letters, and we had a kind of author correspondence. That was the beginning. It shaped me and led me to become a professional writer.

...what I do when I cannot think of anything.

That depends. Sometimes I look for something to keep me busy in the house, like duvet snuggling or walking in the Somerset countryside. When I focus on a simple chore, the ideas quietly work by themselves and later I can just return to my desk and start writing. If I cannot think of anything for a longer period of time, I intensively work on a new topic or do some research.


How To Survive In Staffordshire, published 2016.

Bats and Belters - A light-hearted novel about village cricket. Published 2014.

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Another Somerset Century The book that's found its way into the Lord's library earns three 5-star Amazon reviews: 'A very good read, by a brilliant author. The best of the SCCC books that have come out for a while.'  18/11/13. 'Tackles all the the recent stories from numerous runner's up finishes to major ground and personnel changes.' 12/12/13. An enjoyable read for a Somerset supporter or fan of cricket. The sort of book one can pick up, read a bit, and return to with ease.' 20/12/13.

Bats Pads & Gladiators - A Miscellany of Gloucestershire Cricket earns a 5-Star Amazon review.

My documentary film Nature's Alchemy was selected for participation in the Culture Unplugged online festival Spirit Enlightened 2014.

Digital Album of Fairy Tales

Tales From The Green Man's Daughter - Digital Album released August 2012.


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Bats Pads and Cider


How To Survive In Somerset


Surviving Another Somerset Year


Exmoor Amour

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