I have a thing about George Orwell. You’ll find references to him all over this website. Here’s another one:
‘I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. Between the ages of about seventeen and twenty-four I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write.’
That was pretty much how it went for me too.
Before becoming a writer I was a graphic designer, beginning my career when the job meant T-squares, scalpels, setting type by hand and trying to decipher marked up visuals from smudgy faxes. I worked on everything from nightclub flyers to banking forms and freelanced for practically every design agency in the north of England – or so it seemed.
Then I had some success with the writing I was doing in my spare time and decided to focus on it properly. I moved to Cornwall to do an MA in Professional Writing – a course I ended up teaching on – as well as setting up and running a copywriting and graphic design business.
Now I live in Sofia where I work remotely and concentrate on my writing.