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New Member, Male, 70, from Burgess Hill, UK
I like aphorisms. They give the appearance of wisdom without any of that tedious thinking. Jan 5, 2014
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- Nov 3, 1946 (Age: 70)
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- Burgess Hill, UK
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- Favorite Writers:
- Very catholic in taste. I'll read anything.
- Favorite Books:
- The Strange One, by Fred Bodsworth, one of the formative books of my youth at a time of intra-racial conflict where I was born. As I was of mixed race it hit home.
- Favorite Quotes:
- Would the one true god, or all of them, protect me from those who are certain.
- Religious Beliefs:
I'm an ex-police officer, retiring after 30 years. I've written all my adult life, and have been published in a number of magazines. I once had 26 unsolicited manuscripts accepted on the trot.
- Political Views:
I edited a 7,500+ circulation magazine (gamekeeper turned poacher?) for four years, winning an award, and have written three books, all self published, two doing very well, the third - well, I'm waiting.
I also write search-engine optimised copy, and have been with one client for four years, so must be doing something right. I also write speeches for various occasions, and have taught youngsters to write sufficiently well to get 2:1s at university.
I am a keen rugby union fan. My son is captain of his team in London 1 division.
I dreamed of being a professional writer, and so I'm now living it.
SignatureI love aphorisms. They give all the appearance of wisdom without any of that tedious thinking.