Anne O’Connell talks to Jack Scott about his book, Turkey Street and his top writing tips in her Writing…Just Because series.

Where do you get your inspiration when writing?

I’ve always been a greedy social observer and unrepentant eavesdropper. A move to a foreign field provided the chance to witness the expat species in the wild, an opportunity I hadn’t anticipated but relished. I soon discovered expatriates, like everyone else, came in all forms – the mad, the sad and the glad – but boiled down and in your face. Expat life was village life and your business was everyone’s business.

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