I have been curious about life ever since I experienced a major downturn in my life over thirty years ago. Like many people, I started writing just to express my thoughts and frustrations and it grew from there. I started writing novels based around my life but they weren't so good and then my writing changed to what I was discovering. Life had been dragging me in all sorts of directions and I was very confused and lost. Thankfully that time has passed and I now see clearly the way of things.
Currently I am publishing two books: 'Not To Blame - what you become is not who you truly are', and 'What's it all about?' The latter is a collection of 180 short verses (thoughts) which I've had sitting in my computer for too many years.
I've had many lines of work including policeman, care worker, rehabilitation officer for blind & p/s and now English teacher in China which I've been doing for over five years. Now I consider myself a teacher and writer.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
This seems an odd question because why would I want to stay in bed all day? I get up because I want to, if there is not work to go to, there are always things to do. What I do like to when I don't have to get going, is just to get my breakfast and sit in bed and listen to Jeremy Vine (Radio 2) on the iplayer. This keeps me in touch with what is going on back in Blighty.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Teaching, sometimes preparing for the same. Like to watch a good movie when I can get one. Play badminton with friends when I can. Walk in nearby Red Army Mountain. Go out for a meal with friends.
One hundred and eighty original mind challenging and possibly life changing thoughts for reflection and meditation. Sometimes it is good just to reflect upon a few words rather than a lot of text. They come under different headings and so you can choose some which suit your mood or choose a topic at random and see what comes back to you. Take your time, look into the words, see what you can find.