how the way that we see ourselves is so often defined by how others respond to us?
For my own part, I had never seen myself as an author until I was offered a publishing contract with Crimson Cloak. I was simply someone who enjoyed exploring and sharing creativity in all sorts of ways and who had periods of intense inspiration which I felt compelled to document.
Looking back however I realise that writing has always woven it's way into whatever journey I was on at the time...
I started writing for scientific journals during my PhD in the late 1980's. This was an incredibly tight technical discipline which continued through my career in industry in the form of creating the 'human angle' for complex commercial proposals; a cross somewhere between drafting scientific papers and political speech writing.
Creative writing only really kicked in when I decided to get out of the rat race and try to find something more worthwhile to do with my life. I wrote a science fiction novel in 2005 which I didn’t do much with. Through 2005 to 2012 I wrote various motorcycle adventure articles that were published in a small, amateur bike club magazine. Through 2012 to 2014 I wrote poetry and prose. Then I started writing Weaving with Light.
Being creative is the essence of what it means to have and share a human life... I hear so many people say that they are 'not creative' that is nonsense! Everyday each of us gets out of bed and creates whatever comes in the day ahead, from peace and happiness to a violent argument, from a tidy (or untidy bedroom) to our evening meal... if we are lucky enough to have one. Everything we think and do is a creative act.
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Wishing you peace, happiness and adventure on your road ahead,