I’ve been writing since I was six years old. I wrote stories about zombies who attacked my hometown and ate all the older kids who bullied me. I was never not a writer.

Here’s my favorite writer, Stephen King, on writing.

Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. Some of this book – perhaps too much – has been about how I learned to do it. Much of it has been about how you can do it better. The rest of it – and perhaps the best of it – is a permission slip: you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink.

Drink and be filled up.


Root & Branch Productions, the company that produced 18 Victoria last year, will be producing the UK premiere of my play In the Bones. First stop: The Lawrence Batley Theatre on May 31, 2019.