So, whilst I am on holiday, I have read a few books - which is something I don't do for the other 50 weeks of the year. They say everyone has a book inside them - if so, what is yours?
Accounting degree, CIMA qualified. Added ATT in recent years. Working in the SME sector as FC/FD. Previously worked for UK subsidiaries of Canadian and Chinese parents. (different jobs...)
Not a bookI do not have a book in me. I have blogging in me for the moment.
Book would just take too long. Blogging is immediate and I can write about areas that I really want to address.
My thing is audio books. I just cannot sit down and read a book.
AutobiographyI think my life story would be worth reading. Not that I am famous or anything think but it would be interesting and humorous than a lot of others on the market. I will also wait until my life is coming to an end before I wrote it unlike the likes of Katie Price who have there life story on the shelf when she is 21.
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Glennzy wrote: I think my life story would be worth reading. Not that I am famous or anything think but it would be interesting and humorous than a lot of others on the market. I will also wait until my life is coming to an end before I wrote it unlike the likes of Katie Price who have there life story on the shelf when she is 21.
... Mr Beckham is just launching his fourth!
My Dad was doing that, he finished the bit to when he graduated, never made it to do the rest!
Personally, I have no interest in autobiographies, if I wrote a book, it would be an anthology of my poems, but it would most likely only be a vanity press edition!
Flash - My Story So Far
It would be a bestseller and having already released the film the main part is written already. The rest would be just a matter of getting together all my AWeb postings. I might even get a second film out of it - I know who the evil villain would be! Only this time instead of a Hawkman I'd be thinking of my winged companion being a penguin :)
Write what you know.
I am enjoying a couple of autobiographies on this holiday, so I would read yours Glennzy :)
The interesting thing about Blog and Any Answers posts is that it requires the need to be 'out there' in the public domain - and be comfortable with that - which I am learning.
My dad wrote two academic books, part time, -.
They say you should write about what you know - I just need to find what that is.
I tried creative writing at a class run by Ian Clayton ...
... many years ago. I wasn't very good at it, and my 'plot' went from start to finish in about 20 pages. I am just too efficient and direct and I seemed unable to pad it out to introduce suspense with long winded settings and descriptions.
I really enjoy reading though, both fiction and non-fiction.
Many, many books - just don't have the time to get one on to paper yet!
I'm always writing - from morning to evening - whether on Aweb, blog, social media, creatively or in a diary, so it's A safe bet to say I could definitely do it if I tried. :)
A screen playGoing back to around 2001 I was FD for a leisure company and I toyed with writing a book based on the characters I had met in the Newcastle night life scene. My plan was for a Guy Ritchie style British gangster film that were popular at the time. I even bought some books on " how to write a screenplay" a Geordie version of Ray Winston would have played me, with Kelly brook as my love interest. However due to work commitments and the fact I spent three years on a constant party it never got past the title page "Lock stock and 2 smoking fat lasses". I think it could have been massive.
Writing for kids
I've always wanted to be a writer but always lacked the confidence in my own work.
I've dreamed up a series of children's books, where the main characters (children) are ghost-hunters. It's kind of a Scooby Doo meets Harry Potter meets The Famous Five. Doubt it will ever go anywhere.
I'm currently sponsoring and organising an annual Short Story competition on behalf of a local children's hospice, which I hope will raise lots of money for the charity and help satisfy my creative streak!
I suspect I could manage to write one of those books that goes:
Where is my blanket?
Is it behind the sofa? No, that blanket is too soft!
Is it on the bed? No, that blanket is too green!
Is it in the washbasket? Yes! That's my blanket!