In As Many Words is the brand I've established to represent all my work in creative writing, independent writing, and self-publishing. There are many facets to the brand, different projects, and so many ambitions it's hard to capture them in just a few words. The most important values are Creativity, Community & Control.
I've been writing in one way or another for close to twenty years. Originally I was inspired to write plays by one of my excellent Drama teachers at school. He had - and indeed still has - a wonderful sense of humour which frames a lot of his work. However, he also had the tremendous skill of subtly planting in a sincerity into even his funniest, silliest school plays that just left a ringing note at the back of the mind.
I was also inspired by what I read, again a credit to other fine teachers. Being introduced to the amazing work of Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, Ken Kesey, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and seeing Shakespeare in a whole new light - all a part of my A-Level studies - really introduced me to a world of fine writing that would stay with me. Clearly, since I can list them all from memory.
When it comes to writing, my fascination to crafting a story which communicates with an audience is central to all my work. Whether that is through plays, novels, poetry or any other form.