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For me writing is the struggle to make sense of myself and the world around me. The trouble is that most of it makes no sense at all . . . . .

Welcome to my website!!!

 

Hi. My name is Ian. I spend much of my time reading and writing, and that is something that will never stop. I'm an Irish guy who lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. I have an eye for weird stories. Fantasy, horror and science fiction will always have a home in my heart. I think the attraction of such fiction to many is that we can use it as a vehicle to escape the boring normality of our daily lives. We're not content with the world around us, so we create our own. I'm currently writing a novel called The Social And Behavioural Aspects Of Desmond which I hope to finish soon - more details to follow. I will also share my thoughts on topics on interest on my blog and I might even stick the odd short story on it. Let the words bleed . . . . .

 

 

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

 

― Maya Angelou

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

 

― Ernest Hemingway

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

 

― Sylvia Plath

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”

 

― Stephen King

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”

― Toni Morrison

“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

 

― Mark Twain

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

 

― Philip Pullman

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”

 

― Philip José Farmer

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

 

― Stephen King

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”

 

― Lloyd Alexander

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”

 

― Robert Frost

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”

 

― Martin Luther

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