I remember stories of adventure and mystery. There would be fantastic characters and places of incredible wonder. I would be whisked off into a world of imagination as I visualised everything my parents described to me. I would be tucked into bed, not the slightest bit sleepy, looking at my amazing parents with awe. The would switch on my nightlight, which had a soft, warm orange glow. The would then recount to me mystical, magical and fanciful adventures that came cascading out of their own vivid and vibrant imaginations. The gentle orange glow of my nightlight serving almost as the warm, flickering orange of a woodland fire; a place for story-telling.
Sometimes, we would sit and read books together; once I was tucked into bed at night, with my dog at the foot of my bed. His name was Rebel. He was a beautiful black Alsatian. He loved this ritual, too, and I am sure he was just as eager to hear what my mum and dad would present. It was never a dull narrative. My parents would put on the voices and act out the facial expressions of the many richly described characters that peopled their stories. The boy that I was, with Rebel alongside me, would be mesmerised.
There is an art to story telling. From the days of my parents opening my mind to the exciting possibilities we would imagine, through to today; I have written for my own pleasure, always. Now, at this point in my life, I am ready to claim the title of Writer and to share my adventure into the realms of literary exploration and discovery.
That blog is about sharing the human experience and the exploration of writing.
My own story goes on. I am in my forties, I live with Parkinson’s Disease, I am also a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor and I live in the beautiful county of Suffolk, in England, in a centuries old cottage within a vibrant coastal community. I am blessed to have a partner of more than two decades and we now have two very cheeky little dogs. To further add to my writing credentials, I achieved a Diploma in Creative Writing in January 2019.
I provide writing services, in addition to the writing projects that I am working on.
Offering a written piece as a memorial about someone special, a written piece for commemorative occasions or simply a written piece to capture a special moment in time from your life or the life of someone that is special to you.
A poem can make a truly meaningful gift. Poetry can be a way to commemorate a special event, occasion or landmark. I am skilled in the many forms of poetry and I can create a piece that will represent something special.
In addition to non-fiction and journalistic articles for broadcasting on air, I write short stories, poetry, plays and serialised radio plays.
Thank you for following my blog. Here, you will see me post about my developing writing career, my life, thoughts and observations. I hope that you will enjoy reading and I welcome and look forward to your comments. There is so much to share and to learn in life and writing is one of the best ways to enable that.
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