I think what appeals to me about writing fantasy, is the opportunity to create anew world and walk through new surroundings.
It's the same reason I love travel. In all it's forms, travel lets us explore new places, learn new languages and expose ourselves to new culture, completely out of our comfort zone and familiarity.
For me, travel is more than just flying somewhere exotic. I love train, coach and bus journeys just as much, if not more. Who doesn't enjoy people watching and discovering people?
My love of travel extends to travel shows, (Damon and Jo anyone?), to travel literature both factual and literature. There was something magical abut the first time I discovered the underwater hotel in Fiji and the Icebar in Finland. Then joining Rita Golden Gelman and Cheryl Strayed in the memoirs of their journeys had me gripped; holding onto every word.
Next up is my film choices. It's no surprise my list of favourite films all take me across the globe- Midnight in Paris, Roman Holiday, An Affair to Remember, Brooklyn, Eat Pray Love and Copenhagen to name a few.
At this point it's pretty safe to say the loves of my life are travel and writing. My perfect life would be combining the two of them documenting my journeys while writing my books.
So if anyone has any suggestions, i'm all ears!!!!
It's been a while since I wrote a blog post but it's been a busy 6 months for me. Alas, I'm back with some news and writing to show you, so I guess that makes up for it!
If you're on this blog, you're probably already aware that i'm an aspiring novelist, screenwriter and playwright. My first step in that direction was becoming a theatre reviewer. Step 2 was publishing a serialized fantasy book on Channillo. Step 3 was writing my dark fantasy screenplay and actually allowing someone else to feast their eyes on the script, and thankfully they loved it! Step 4 was sharing my writing with the world, on a budget.
Living in London, and immersing myself in the creative scene, I'm not exactly short of aspiring actors, wanting material for their reel. I'm not short of material for a reel, so I thought lets kill two birds with one stone? The result? A vlog, called Monday Monologues. Each week a featured actor performs my monologue and the video is uploaded onto my YouTube channel . So far I've found a lot of talented actors to collaborate with; it's made me wonder why haven't i been vloging this whole time!
Anyway , the more I looked at YouTube besides to listen to the Wicked the Musical soundtrack and watch authors interviews, I more I realized, YouTube could play a big part in my future as a novelist, screenwriter and playwright. I have some big plans for my YouTube channel, but for now Monday Monologues are my focus. Check out this week's video featuring Katherine Press!
Stay tuned for Step 5. Aka my upcoming self published books, writing competitions, my hunt for a literary agent and my journey diving back into education. 2018's is going to be busy!!!!