From film editor to writer

This might seem like a weird jump, but it all makes perfect sense.

When I was old enough to hold a pen, I started writing short stories and poems, At twelve years old, my parents sent in a manuscript of my first book, which was throroughly rejected. But the publisher encouraged me to continue writing.

I never stopped.

Not when I went to Film school to learn to edit, 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 into perfection, 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, to keep seeing where it all starts from and they make me fall in love with words over and over again.