I have been writing all my life. First, as a naive youngster who loved putting words together to tell a story; https://dermotthayes.com/2016/04/27/an-obstacle-is-a-challenge/ secondly, as a journalist who liked to find stories to tell and more recently, as a writer who writes stories.
That was a long road; too long, I think, sometimes, but now I’m here, I realise the value of the journey.
Writing is like breathing. You have to do it. Two years ago, I decided to self publish an ebook, a collection of short stories I called, Postcard from a Pigeon and Other Stories because I wanted to learn the process.
i started a novel, ten years ago but never found the time to finish it. I found an agent or, rather, he found me and then after two years of inertia, I gave up and put the manuscript away, out of sight, out of mind.
Six months ago, after four years in a cupboard, I dug it out again and decided It would be a disservice to myself, not to finish and publish it. So I have finished and published Tito’s Dead, my first novel. Check out the Books section for that information.
I’ve been a bartender, a waiter, a chef, an economic researcher, an academic, historian, then, a journalist. I worked freelance for many national newspapers, as a financial reporter, news reporter, feature writer, rock columnist, gossip columnist and a showbusiness editor.
Finally, I stopped and started doing what I’ve always wanted to do and what I’ve always thought I should be doing, writing.
And I made my first short film, last year. It was called 1916, Souls of Freedom
so here’s a few different angles of me
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