I was raised in the United Kingdom and began writing poetry, song lyrics and music in my early teens before studying musical composition and vocal training at Ridleys School of Music in Essex. Through a combination of structured tuition and self-learning, I learnt to play various musical instruments and performed at musical venues with other musicians whilst simultaneously recording my own songs and trying to get published.
Some years later I went on to study screenwriting, writing for theatre and creative writing at the University of the Arts and Birkbeck University in London. Following submission of my first screenplay to the Television Arts Performance Showcase (TAPS), I was invited to attend a workshop for industry professionals to critique my work. The first play I wrote for theatre was performed on the London Fringe after answering an advertisement in an industry publication for scripts from new writers. Both experiences were useful in helping to assess plot, character dynamics and dialogue as an audience would experience them.
Since then I have self-published a book of short stories called Beyond The Rainbow’s End and also wrote a further short story published as part of an Anthology with fellow authors called No Bounds: An Anthology of Short Fiction. All proceeds for the anthology go to the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres: Doctors Without Borders. My current projects include the development of screenplays for TV and drafting a novella.
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