I'm thirty-something and have been writing for relaxation and pleasure since my teens. It started with bad poetry, progressed to short stories and I have turned a couple of the half-finished ideas that litter my floor into novel-length pieces. 

My first completed piece is Quid Pro Quo which I finished in 2005 and am now updating and uploading. I am also working on a much longer piece in a very different style.

I enjoy writing crime/noir, low fantasy, sci-fi and quirky humour and have unfinished projects in all of those genres. I particularly enjoy atypical characters and trying to take an unusual angle on a story.

With a 60+ hour per week job and a young child I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to writing, so things tend to take a long time to percolate through my mind.

I hope you enjoy whatever I manage to upload to Wattpad and I'd love to hear any thoughts or comments.
  • West Sussex, UK
  • JoinedJanuary 11, 2019


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SouthPawStance SouthPawStance Sep 13, 2022 07:55PM
Quick straw poll!Devil Take the Hindmost is finished. I'm painstakingly (and painfully) making my way through an editing process using Autocrit. With 115k words, it is taking me a while and it isn't...
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