So I’m aware that I have been very lucky when it comes to the creative community. I spent many years of my life surrounded by an eclectic group of artists, game designers, writers, photographers and videographers which means that I’ve been exposed to a plethora of creative content. From this, I have had two very different experiences. The first reaction is negative. Looking at the absolutely amazing work that others create can sometimes make me feel inadequate and in turn drain me of my own creative well. However, the second reaction is the one I want to concentrate on in
Firstly, I would just like to say thank you to those who contributed to my indiegogo campaign. I cannot believe the generosity I have been blessed with and I am so touched that others believe in this project. I want all of you to know that every penny will go towards pushing the book out to people to create as much awareness surrounding mental illness as possible. I would secondly like to apologise for the silence since the campaign ended, but I want to assure you I have been working behind the scenes organising the final draft of the stories in and
This is an idea that has been close to my heart for a very long time. From a personal aspect, there was a time when I never understood the concepts of mental health. It’s very easy to say or do something wrong when that understanding isn’t there. As I have grown seeing those closest to me suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, and a whole host of other mental health issues, it has made me want to write these children’s stories to create awareness and I hope that with your help, it will be possible to spread this message as far
When it comes to writing a story, one of the most important things I’ve found from my experience is to know your character. I was taught at university that it's all well and good knowing what they look like, but when it comes to their development and major plot-points within a story line, you don’t want their reaction to be something a reader could consider as “out of character”. An author needs to be within their protagonists head. They need to know all of their ins and outs, what makes them tick, every nook, cranny and crevice of their mind.