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You do not reach your 60's with nothing to say, so let me begin. It was like this-------

Background Information

Life offers so many influences, even the bad experiences become the backdrop to what falls into the filing cabinate of your brain. It is those influences that have shaped my writing.

I grew up as a child where a lot of imagination was fed through radio, like listening to BBC's output, it was fantastic. Shows like 'Journey Into Space', 'The Goon Show' , it was all stimulating those brain cells, heaven knows what effect it was having on the outside.

My influences were perhaps from the less known writers, the script writers of those radio shows were spoon feeding me with a way of thinking. But Nina Bawden did make me think more about writing, I love her characters, their mannerisims, as in Carries War. Also Spike Milligan, now he gave me the liberty to not be told that what I was doing was rubbish, that this is the right way, when I was thinking outside of the square box. So you get dummed down from education, however, if you are born outside of 'The Box' you stay outside, you learn to make it work, and if its funny, you laugh yourself.

Now all those factors stay in the filing cabinate, as it is the characters you store pop out of your head as and when needed. Sometimes I have to say, 'Forgive me, do I know you?', for I really have no idea where they spring from, they just appear. The trouble is when I finish a writing, those same characters do not go away, I feel guilty that I have not anything more to say about them. or that I may have left them unemployed.

Everyday there are characters

knocking at my door

they are of my thoughts

some clear some obscure,

where do I begin

do I let them in

allow them a line

something to say

alright maybe.

I recall the names

that passed through that door

the hero's the villans

on many a page,

like Jack Thatcher

maybe he is still on Mars

or Dribble the Westie

running like mad

Even Nelson

the one eyed LIon  in Togetherland.

So keep knocking

I am sure I'll let you in

so long as I can

I'll keep writing

as long as I may.


Birth Place

Seeing my first book in print, THEORYTHUM THE PEOPLE OF THE FIELD.
Becoming a runner up in a songwriting competition.

Additional Information

Currently writing about a fictional hapless Priest, a comical autobiography of his life. My most recent books BASRADAVA and DRIBBLE are avaliable through Amazon etc. If you have difficulty ordering Theorythum 1 & Theorythum 2 they are availiable through AMAZON.UK or as signed copies here. I have seen Theorythum 2 on sale for $171, please buy it here its the real price. or

Favorite Links

You will find all of my books as well as my music on my website. All the music is mine I hope you enjoy looking it over. John

Here are some posts, mostly my own, with a variety of choice and direction.

I have MySpace, perhaps you would like to take a look, updated as regular as I work, always adding small things.

An interesting place that I enjoy writing on. You can add your own pictures to embelish your article, as well as a video.

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