Since leaving school and then drama school, and following my five years service as a British Army engineering commando, I spent some time as a vocalist in a rock band. My first summer in London when I was putting my rock band together, I decided I'd one day make my experiences into a comedy/drama film. That four-story Kings Road house in Chelsea 's Worlds End lent itself to some free & easy, fun living - just what the doctor ordered for us bunch of bohemians that hot summer. There followed a decade as an entertainment manager dealing with music & wrestling.
Titled ‘The Worlds End' , the film idea was born. I sat and wrote a bunch of notes at the time, detailing the best scenarios and this is me kicking off writing it. I've trained in the last couple of years at the excellent City Literary Institute (CityLit) in Covent Garden studying Advanced Screenwriting and Advanced Journalism .
While there I founded and am chairman of The Covent Garden Writers Group , bringing together fellow journalist students to critique each other's works in progress. Again, it's good to have people around you who understand the mechanics and processes of writing to bounce ideas off.
From Adrian 's five main reasons people become writers (validation, security, money & glamour, love of the process and the need to communicate), I hit the last - “If there are stories inside you that you JUST HAVE to tell, then it's this that is your strongest motivator as a writer”.