Writer of fact or fiction – or a combination of both! Festival Director for the Rochester Literature Festival .
I’ve been writing stories since I was tiny but would never have described myself as a writer – to be a writer you had to publish a novel, I thought. Happily, growing up and enrolling on a creative writing course made me realise that the very act of writing is what makes you a writer, whether successful or not, and that writing about factual events was just as valid as fiction.
As a freelancer, I’ve enjoyed a diverse career with the opportunity to write about my passions, as well as lend my skills to multiple businesses looking to engage their customers.
However, I decided it was now time to concentrate on the writing I’m most passionate about – screenwriting.
I now have a ‘proper’ day job again, as part time manager of a community space, which is ticking an awful lot of boxes in terms of job satisfaction. This gives me the time to investigate the screenwriting craft and finally put my ideas down in writing – and even begin to pitch! There may even come a time when I get time to blog on my own blog again! (See ‘Tingles’).
Current projects include a crime thriller, a warmhearted family drama, and a coming of age road trip.
My entertainment review blog, The Rhythm of Life was marketed effectively and found by a number of PR companies, including the Royal Academy of Dance, Mischief for Barclays Live, Neoco for Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2 Wii game, Warner’s Strictly Come Dancing weekends, Butlin’s Streetdance Festival and Jam for Sky One HD’s Louie Spence show and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. I have also guest blogged for MSN and had many articles placed in local press publications.
This is the archived, first incarnation of ‘A tingle in my fingers …’ which I began many years ago. You’ll find fiction, music, dancing, chocolate sport and more – and hopefully will begin to find more of those here too!
Blogging, copy writing and social media clients include the Kent Digital Conversation 2013 for Kent County Council, Project Encounter, Become Known, BSK and some of its associated projects. I was also the online editor for Kent’s premier arts and culture website, WOW.
A selection of other media:
The Making of Landscape (from Zombocity)