Since primary school, I have found writing to be a magical thing. I could create worlds, people and… anything I wanted. Having this kind of freedom has been very important to me from a very young age.
In a big headed way, I wanted to show everyone what was in my brain. Probably as a form of validation and to impress my mum.
It wasn’t until college that I thought of writing seriously. As a possible career. It was at this point that I found myself exploring all the different ways of writing from script to lyric.
So when people ask me “what do you like to write?” I never have a concrete answer because I have dabbled in all forms and enjoy writing all forms.
Rather than say this and appear like a bit of a know-it-all, I talk about the writing I am most proud of. This being a short story about a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome who’s parents were getting a divorce. It was all from the boys point of view which I felt was very interesting to write. I’ve also written a comedy duologue that I also performed. This was about a man named Graham who’s imaginary dinosaur friend came back to him as an adult. Tinkle (the dinosaur) turned to a life of drug dealing and blamed Graham for abandoning him. We find out that Tinkle had been sabotaging Graham for many years in subtle ways that have added up to make Graham’s life miserable as a whole. The duologue was received very well and I want to look into writing more comedy scripts.
I am always looking for ways to improve my writing and I know life experience helps as does research and of course reading!
I’m trying to think of a way to end this in a “writerly way” but I can’t think of anything so: