I started to love writing in school when I first learned to string basic sentences into a coherent story. I continued writing as a cadet reporter, then a TV journalist, later a technical writer and process analyst and somewhere along the way I also became a novelist.
Writing for me is more than just a job. It’s a form of self-expression that flows through everything I do. Even writing the most banal step-by-step instructions gives me pleasure because I’m creating order out of chaos and imposing meaning on otherwise random sequences of events.
Perhaps not everyone wants to see life as a construction zone, but revisiting past events and attempting to put them into some sort of order, whether as factual memoir or fictional treatment, is a process of discovery, and one that can lead through self-reflection to a new understanding of the mystery and complexity of individual circumstance.
‘If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.’ Isaac Asimov