In Roy’s hands [the character] is given powerful currency.Writing Magazine 2019
Writing is a release from the world, where you can create your own. I write all the time. Flash, shorts, poetry, scripts, novel. I haven’t shoehorned myself into a specific genre. If an idea strikes and needs to be written, I write, however, there is an underlying theme throughout much of my writing. I try to make it truthful/true to life.
I’ve been in the writing game for about 15 years now, although if we admit it, writing and directing a play at the age of eight takes experience back further, as does writing a story that I was asked to stand up and read out at school when I was about 12.
I have previously worked freelance for the Oxford Mail and Oxford Times newspapers, spent a fair chunk of life as a broadcaster on Radio Cherwell, and still keep my journalistic hand in editing newsletters and websites for local charities.
The Victoria Gallery and Museum used my poem ‘Hugs and Kisses’ as the backing track to a slideshow of creative work made by people from across the country to demonstrate ‘The Secret Art of Lockdown’.
I was runner-up in the international Writing Magazine’s Short Story Competition for August 2019. Read more here
I reached the Top 30 of the UK Film Festival 3 minute script submissions for 2020. Feedback received: ‘continue writing scripts of this calibre.’
In September 2019 I ran a Storytelling course for A-Level students at The Henry Box School in Witney, Oxfordshire. This tied in with my play All at Sea which was added to the school syllabus.
Thank you so much for delivering a very insightful and enjoyable workshop. We learned some vital techniques and it was a great experience.A-LEVEL PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS, THE HENRY BOX SCHOOL