Well, where do I start? It’s easy to ramble on about yourself, about all your likes and dislikes, about inspiration, about dreams and desires, so I’ll give a little bit here and let the blogging do the rest.
I love writing hence this website which I will publish some of my work on. I’m into all forms of the craft of writing and it fascinates me how you never stop learning with this type of art form as times passes, but the same can be said about many a thing in life. I’m writing a novel which I never seem to get time to do, just a little every so often, but it will be finished very soon and sent off to get published I hope or put on the dreaded daemon Kindle; whichever comes first. Once this is completed I’ll be writing a trilogy based on three amazing songs with a supernatural element to them or a dark children’s modern fairytale that I hope will both inspire and scare the pants off them! I have over 70 ideas for short stories, novels, TV and theatre which grows every week but so do a lot of people I guess. Mine I hope will stand out from the rest but we shall see. I write a lot of poetry/lyrics which I’ll put up on here for your perusal as well as short stories. I originally never put pictures with my poems on here for I thought it took away the imagination of the reader but I have started putting some on them now to ‘aid’ the work and to add power to some. I won’t do this with them all though for imagination is still the best way and will give you a better picture than any I can put to go with them.
Inspiration wise I remember the brilliant horror author Shaun Hutson telling me he never reads other people’s work for their ideas will leak into his but he’s an avid film buff so he has a film-like quality to his work.
Mine comes from what I see around me, in the news and in the people I meet or see across a room. Observation is a very important skill in the craft of writing. Stories are everywhere if you know how to look.
One of my dreams is to write for Doctor Who (over 25 ideas written down at time of writing this and growing weekly) and to also do the ultimate King Arthur story for book, film and TV for I think a realistic representation of him and the time has not yet been done although John Boorman’s Excalibur was a stunning film. I would also like to write an episode of Endeavour as well, the Inspector Morse prequel set in the sixties. There is much that can be done with a young Detective Constable Morse.
I have also interviewed and reviewed Amy MacDonald, the Scottish folk rock singer/songwriter for Q Magazine online which I have put a link for in my blogroll if you would like to take a look later (I have also included it at the end of this introduction about me). I admire her so much and as you can see from the interview which was filmed, I was quite nervous but it was my first interview ever of someone in the public eye so I hope you’ll forgive me how I come across (also had a whiskey or two plus free beer and food which was a bad move before an interview!) and hopefully won’t be my last.
As I said at the beginning, I’m into a wide range of things so here’s a short list of some of them: Philosophy, Archaeology and History, The Arts, Music, Travel, Wildlife (Wolves are my passion), Food and Drink to name a few things that I shall write about in this blog. Oh and Guinness and Whiskey/Whisky which are art forms in themselves!
”Take me to the mountains and the coast and you’ll see the real me, put me in a normal town or sprawling metropolitan city and you’ll see a shadow.” Quoted by me.
So there you go, a basic About Me section. I hope you enjoy what I write and if you don’t, thanks for looking in anyway. I’ll be writing about everything and anything that catches my attention! Go chase your dreams as I am now chasing mine and don’ t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Okay enough of the gibbering! Let’s start blogging and putting the world to rights.
Enjoy the ride!
Amy Macdonald interview and review: http://news.qthemusic.com/qmusicclub/2010/06/amy_macdonald.html