I have always had a passion for the written word. I read my first “proper” book before I was officially allowed a library card. My Mum had to prove I could read. She always gets her way. And this is when it all began. I always had my nose in a book. Every Christmas a new Dean and Son classic, or three, would appear on my presents pile. By 14 I had already passed my English O’Level with “essay writing skills beyond her years”. Their words, not mine.
But I didn’t take a career in writing ~ I opted to be a draughtsman (sorry, woman) instead. Yet still I seized every opportunity to write. When the water industry wanted a blueprint example of good “Needs Report”, they chose mine. And so I would become the lead writer for a number of years in various organisations when seeking funding for projects.
Then along came the internet and websites. Ooh, lovely. Lots of creative words. So I got myself a book on HTML, learnt how to build a website and set up a wee side line. One which gave me access to a variety of different businesses. Hotel, corporate events, engineering components (try making that sound sexy). They in turn handed me their websites to create ~ and fill. For a while it might well have been my career path, but somehow events took a hold of me and I went a different route. But still, I wrote. Because I needed a good website right? And now there are these things called blogs. Mmm, more creative words. My kind of heaven.
My passion for the written word didn’t stop there. I can’t help myself. Travel ~ I blog. Walk ~ I blog. Volunteering ~ I blog. Social media posts ~ I can’t stop a sentence. So when the time came to finally retire my event business, I started to wonder what next. Not for long. These words just keep coming back to me.
Write, Marie, write.
So I am. In any form. For pleasure and for business. Social media, marketing, creative website content, blogs. Anywhere and anyone who simply hasn’t time or the desire to wordsmith.