Our Colum­nist Com­pe­ti­tion Win­ner

No. 1 Magazine - - FRONT PAGE -

How did you feel when you were an­nounced as the win­ner?

I was a lit­tle shocked as the other con­tes­tants all had fab­u­lous sto­ries and I knew I was up against some tough com­pe­ti­tion. How­ever, I was ex­tremely happy and de­lighted to dis­cover I was the win­ner. I am su­per ex­cited – it feels a lit­tle sur­real. I am very hum­bled and grate­ful to all of the won­der­ful peo­ple that voted for me.

Have you had any feed­back on your win­ning col­umn?

Yes, I have had tremen­dous sup­port from my friends and fam­ily. They were very com­pli­men­tary of my writ­ing – lots of peo­ple said it made them laugh, one in par­tic­u­lar said she had been feel­ing re­ally low and it bright­ened up her day. That’s the main pur­pose of my writ­ing.

Where does you love of writ­ing come from?

I have al­ways loved writ­ing lit­tle sto­ries and I love to make peo­ple laugh or smile. I like to find the funny things in life and write about them. Any sto­ries I have writ­ten were just for me to pass the time of day or to record mem­o­ries, then by chance I picked up No.1 and saw the colum­nist com­pe­ti­tion – I thought I would send in my en­try and if noth­ing came of it then that would be that. But it feels like fate and I re­ally do feel so lucky.

Can you give read­ers a quick in­sight into your next col­umn?

I re­ally think peo­ple are won­der­ing what hap­pened to Pops ashes, so it would be rude of me not to let them know where they ended up.

We put the fate of our po­ten­tial new colum­nist in your hands and now it’s time to un­cover the win­ner... “I want my writ­ing to re­ally make peo­ple laugh and smile at the funny things in life.”

Name: Gail Turner Age: 48 From: Kelty in Fife

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