I’M THE MALE of the species from Scotland, where everyone owns a castle and pisses whisky. *Some of the preceding sentence may contain factual errors.*
I’ve been writing and reading for a long old time. I’m now trying to get into the published material side of things after studying psychology. I’m building up a bank of short story material, accumulating rejection slips, and finding my legs in the long story side of things; one book written, currently with unresponsive agents, and another finished in the process of editing.
Hold on..I need shortbread..that’s better..now where was I?
Like many writers I have written a vast amount of stuff and like children’s school meals, large portions remain unfinished. That isn’t the case so much anymore since I started being a bit more disciplined.
I write about all sorts, largely drawing my inspiration from real life events, comedy, tragedy, philosophy, psychology, futuristic musings and the dark recess of my mind. I say recess, it’s the only recess: it’s got to hold everything.
On a more serious note I love writing (ok – that’s probably already been established), lifting weights and learning. Writing/ reading is my sedentary downtime, going to the gym balances it out nicely and I can’t imagine not having the physical aspect. Exercise
really is addictive. I’ve included a photo (unprofessionally taken) and opened myself up to ridicule and wild recognition on the streets of Edinburgh (aye right!) so you can put a face to the writing and be assured this blog isn’t run by a cutting edge bot, although I’m sure it’d be better than me…at algorithms – creatively? – I’m not so sure.
Enjoy the blog and please comment, like, add and link me and share your work – after all, that’s what it’s all about.
Currently editing Down to Earth as I try to get book The Red Coffin published about my part in a journey around the world.
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