I started writing when I was child. I sat down to write my first novel (a fantasy epic) when my years reached double figures and managed to complete a first chapter. It had action, it had gore, and it also had humour. The latter, I would like to explore in a future post because it is quite apparent to me that, no matter how dark my fiction is, I am compelled to try to tickle the reader. Whether my attempts stay in after the final edit is another matter.
There are probably two main reasons why I write fiction. The first is because the English language is so rich, diverse and creative: I love the fact that there are entire plays written in iambic pentameter; that there appear to be numerous ways of saying something yet each implies a slightly different meaning. The second is the result of frequently asking myself: What if? The answers have taken me to some very peculiar places.