From film editor to writer: how did that happen?

Fuelled by an endless curiosity for the world around me and a great sense of imagination, I was creating stories and poems from the age of five.
When I was twelve I sent a manuscript to a publisher, which was kindly, but thouroughly rejected. They encouraged me to keep writing though. And so I did.

I never stopped.

Not when I went to Film school to learn editing, nor when I worked as a freelance editor. The writing always kept popping up. I wrote on the back of newspapers, on torn-off pieces of magazines and I have drawers crammed with notebooks. So after ten years of working as a television editor, shaping other people’s stories, I decided it was time to start creating my own.

Then I found out about a post graduate degree in teaching creative writing.

Insert light bulb.

Now I feel it is all coming together.

Sharing my love for stories with my students, while seeing them blossom into writers themselves is the happiest feeling possible.

Add unexpected bonus.

While I teach my students the basics of writing, they force me to stick to the core ingredients of storytelling and they make me fall in love with words over and over again.