My writing is different. I don't particulary care about formulas or marketability as a motive. Such factors ensure boring, predictable books. For me, reading should be a soul experience. Stories are not simply a form of entertainment, but an opportunity to challenge the status quo, to ask questions, and to reflect on the world as it is lived by all of us. My aim is to write books that you don't simply forget, but wish to keep, if not because you simply enjoy the story, but because they change you.
My readers are my family. Too many writers hide behind their prose, uninterested in truly connecting with the individuals they write for. Through my blog, I share the journey of the stories I write, hopeful that readers will connect with what they are seeing. This content is widely varied, sometimes political or intellectual, and will often tackle difficult issues. I heavily research my work, looking to create rich stories that can teach, inspire, challenge and confront. Feedback from readers during this process is an invaluable tool that is not often appreciated as the gift that it is.
Join The Journey
I am an unusually open person who is happy to share my journey, not just as a writer, but as a human being. Connecting with readers shouldn't end with the story. The electronic era gives us all a powerful platform to connect in new ways, ensuring an unparalleled level of equality and involvement. Through my various social media pages and blog posts, I invite you to come behind the scenes of the stories you will read, not only as a reader, but as a shaper of narrative. My content is not about writing, but about research, inspiration and the rabbit warrens which come along with building rich characters. After all, true writers should be in it for you, and you yourself may have input that can inspire a story, or even change one in progress.