Why I write what I write

A Writers Notebook

I will read (almost) anything, and enjoy a whole variety of different genres when it comes to books. My favourite books, though, have always been those that include something a little out of the ordinary. From Dean Koontz to Stephen King, from David Mitchell to Philip Pullman, from CS Lewis to Roald Dahl, from Lian Hearn to Audrey Niffenegger… So when it comes to writing my own stories, this mishmash of unusual themes and styles comes to the forefront. Call it fantasy, sci fi, magical realism, escapism, or whatever you want. It may seem obvious, but I love to write what I love to read. But why? Why do I like writing stories that break from the norm, that aren’t necessarily set in the “real” world as we know it?

  • I love to use my imagination, creating new concepts not governed by the confines of reality
  • I love the fact…

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