When did you start writing?

I’ve been writing since I was big enough to reach the pens on the “telephone table” in my childhood home.  Here’s a story I wrote at school when I was five.

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On Thursday Matthew jumped on Lauren she started crying when the children looked for it they found it

It’s a great little story, except that I forgot to mention that her earring fell out when Matthew jumped on her.  That’s why the children were looking for “it”!

During high school I wrote a lot of stories and during uni, lots of academic stuff too.  In 2000 I started creative writing more seriously and in 2005 I made the decision to work towards publication.