For me creative writing started under the duvet with a scrap bit of paper, a pencil and a torch.
As a child every book I read fuelled my need to write. I easily spent hours filling my diary, thinking about plot lines, creating characters and searching my brain for ways to become the writer I want to be. Twenty or so years later, I have still not achieved what I set out to do and it’s about time I started taking this creative writing business seriously.
In my cupboard there is a box full of unfinished novels, plays, poems and short stories. I have been lucky enough write small stories for a national children’s magazine however I have found that the leap from that to a novel is a tricky if not a little ambitious. I am never far away from a notepad and I hope that one day my incoherent scribbling will flourish into something with a beginning, middle and an end.
This year I have decided to experiment with flash fiction and short stories. So far I have found that that this form of writing helps me focus on creating a plot, capturing the moment, characterisation, developing meaningful dialogue and making every word count.. The most valuable thing to any writer is feedback which is why I am now being brave and publishing my work online.
I hope you enjoy my collection. Constructive criticism is always welcome