Derek Smith

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Derek Smith

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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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 3, 1946 (Age: 70)
    Home Page:
    http://www.rv8r.co.uk
    Location:
    Burgess Hill, UK
    Occupation:
    Writer
    Are you published?:
    Self-Published
    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:
    • Atheist
    Political Views:
    • Liberal
    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.

    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.

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    I love aphorisms. They give all the appearance of wisdom without any of that tedious thinking.