Growing up in a literary family I was introduced into a world of stories and creativity from a very early age. Writing my way through my early years, I then coupled this with a love for making films that I obtained during my time at school.
Taking an avid interest in history, politics, culture and fiction has helped me develop a wide range of knowledge and study that greatly influences my writing and the subject matters within.
I also have experience in designing and running websites for online communities. I currently manage a website that receives over 40k unique page hits a month, and incorporates community forums, newsletters and a paid membership area. Our community has close to 1000 returning members and is still growing. It can be found here.
The importance of a story
Stories are important. We live in them, we escape to them. Ultimately, it is all about the story, for they are everywhere. We find them in history, in our predictions of the future, in nature and in the wide and baffling universe around us. We use them to explain things we otherwise cannot, and to soften the blow of those we can.
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. – Terry Pratchett
They can unite, destroy, inspire and depress. You will be moved, disgusted and shocked by stories. You will listen to them, read them and tell them.
Stories have the ultimate power, and they matter so much. I couldn’t avoid them if I wanted to, and so instead, I write them. And edit them, as editing is simply the act of taking someone else’s images and turning them, shot by shot, into a story.
YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME…SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.
“Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what’s the point—”
MY POINT EXACTLY.” – Terry Pratchett