Hello everyone, and welcome to georgelthomas.com!
My name is George and I am a writer/editor from the North East of England.
I set up this website to give myself a place to post my own work and also to post a lot of the things I’ve learned on my writing journey over the years. Hopefully, this will be a place where you can find loads of tips and advice in one place, instead of trawling the net for hours like I used to.
I have wanted to be a writer since I was very small. Back when I was just learning to read and write, my grandad would sit me on his lap and help me to write my own versions of my favourite stories – my favourite being Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Over the years as I grew up, I wrote more and more and started to write my own stories and poems which I often entered into school contests. Sometimes I won, sometimes I didn’t but whether I did or didn’t, never mattered. I just loved the writing part.
When I decided that writing was definitely what I wanted to do with my life, I had no idea where to start, so I took to the internet to look for tips and hints that might help make writing a little easier. I even took part in a few creative writing courses. I wanted to learn as much about writing as I possibly could – the only trouble was that all the learning and researching was getting in the way of me doing any actual substantial writing.
For a long time, I floundered around a bit, not really sure what I wanted to write about. Now though, after a lot of hard work, I’ve narrowed it down to WHATEVER I WANT!
Because that’s the great thing about writing: you don’t need to be boxed into one style or genre. You can write about anything. You can create any world or universe your imagination will allow because imagination is your only limitation – and who has a limited imagination? Nobody I know.
While I still aspire to be traditionally published one day, I currently have several self-published paperbacks which can all be found on Amazon, from poetry collections to children’s books – I also have a few short stories available there too.
I love to write. I think writing, or creating in general – even if it’s just for fun – is an extraordinary thing. You can go anywhere and be anyone or anything without moving a single step outside your own front door. It’s my favourite thing to do.
In all the research I’ve done over the years, there’s one main thing that I’ve learned and it’s an important thing: don’t wait. If you want to write, then write. All you need is your own imagination and a writing implement.
Happy writing everyone! Feel free to have a click around and read some stuff. Like, comment and follow if you feel the urge, your presence and interactions here are very welcome indeed!
I have felt the same way about writing. Though, I am not nearly as accomplished as yourself. I greatly appreciate discovering your blog. I just needed a little nudge to get me to writing. Thank you
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