I’ve always written. Even as a child I wrote poems and stories and musical plays! My brother and I put on these little shows using a theatre made out of a shoe box and some tiny ballerinas as characters.
But it wasn’t until I was at home looking after my first child that I really got into writing and joined Ayr Writers’ Club. Everything I know about writing I owe to the many members who guided me through the numerous rejections, setbacks and steep learning curves that I went through. I won’t list all the short stories, articles, children’s stories, TV and radio scripts that I’ve had successes with, save to say they take up most of a bookcase in my office!
And I was made a life member of Ayr Writers Club, an honour which touched me greatly.
I also have adjudicated at the Scottish Association of Writers Weekend conference and I thoroughly enjoy reading the many entries from members all over Scotland. Choosing the winner is always difficult and it’s exciting at the conference to find out who it is as all entries are submitted anonymously.
Recently, along with fellow writer, Michael J Malone, I scripted seven mini dramas for the Ayr Renaissance Heritage Trail.