Ingrid van Vliet, who writes the wonderful London-centric blog, The Girl in the Cafe, is a screenwriter, film maker, photographer and artist. Her first short film, SweetArts, is looking for a producer. Ingrid was born in the Netherlands, lived in Denmark for 10 years and then moved to London in 2006. She likes writing, taking pictures and making quirky postcards. She drinks her Yorkshire tea the Milky Way.
How’s your work coming along these days? What have you recently sent out into the world?
Why do you suppose people want to know where you get your ideas?
The business of being a writer – finding an agent, placing stories and poems in literary journals, getting a publisher to buy your stuff – can be difficult to navigate. What do you wish you’d known starting out?
How do you balance the rest of your life with your writing life?
Talk about the films you’ve loved.
Do you think most writing is autobiographical?
What other jobs have you had, besides your job as a writer?
Here is where scripts are written: