I did fancy myself as a writer once-upon-a-time. I did write a slightly saucy romance. But I never finished it. I studied the art of writing, joined a writers club, read all the books on techniques, and do’s and don’ts, to improve myself. But guess what? I tried to write “properly” and as a result totally killed my own unique style. So that was that …. book in the bin …. it was technically good but sterile and sanitised and soulless – not my voice at all. I tried too hard.
I have got my voice back but find I am somewhat clumsy when trying to say what I mean – there are far better writers than I on CDH – unless I am writing nonsense – which seems to be my forte’.