I’ve always believed that the best thing about writing fiction is that you can make it up. I also like a bit of authenticity too. I guess that’s why I’m particularly drawn to stories that have young people at the centre of the story. As a rule, these tend to have the perfect mixture of fantasy and truth.
I’m looking forward to learning more about this from the young people at Blessed Edward Oldcorne in Worcester. Details of the students’ activities and successes can be located by clicking this link to the Patron of Reading site.
Many of my stories have a sense of the outdoors. My best ideas always arrive when I’m in a forest or on a mountain. Not that I’ve written a story about a goat, not yet, but there’s time.
The website includes links to the truly wonderful Black Pear Press, who published my Young Adult novel ‘Jimmy Cricket‘ . There is also a link to my book aimed at 6 – 10 year olds ‘The Roman Citizens from Class 6B‘.
There’s a page containing a few short stories and a video link. Most of the stories have been shortlisted, while ‘Running Away’ and ‘Pooh Sticks & Rainbows’ were winners of their respective competitions. The poetry section includes a recording of a school in Dresden, reading ‘Christmas Angel’.
Anyway, writing is what I do now, as a Creative Writing & English Literature Student at Worcester University, as a member of Worcester Writers’ Circle and as someone who enjoys reading at spoken word events in Worcester such as 42 and other Worcester Lit Festival events.
There’s a few other links at the top of this page too if you’ve time.
I sing too and here’s a link to the Voices Unlimited website. I truly believe that singing has helped to improve my writing in a big way. If only writing could improve my singing. Then again, that’s another story and one for another day.