Kim A HowardI’ve never known what I want to be when I grow up. I’ve had a thousand ideas (show jumper, singer, vet, actress, astronaut, dancer, journalist, zoo keeper, musician).  I’ve even managed to have a go at some of them (teacher, library worker, typist, sponsorship officer), but so far I haven’t found ‘the one’.

If I stop and think about all of my favourite things, the majority have something in common. I love books, songs, films, theatre, pictures and chatting with family and friends. What ties them all together? Story. I love stories.  When I was young I spent hours writing stories and making up adventure games to play with my friends. As a teenager I turned to poetry as a way to make sense of what was happening around me. At college I threw myself into drama and performance. When I went out into the real world, life took over and most of my stories came from other people. My participation was largely passive – books and films.

Then, out of the blue, came an email from my old college. As an alumnus I was entitled to a discount if I took a post-graduate course of study. Well, it would be rude not to look, wouldn’t it! The taught MA in Writing for Children looked brilliant and so I applied.  Now I have graduated and I think I might have found ‘the one’. It’s hard going without the constant pressure and support of my lecturers and classmates but, when I grow up, I’m going to be a writer. With luck – and a lot of hardwork – I will write books that children want to read.

Stories and chocolateThis blog is a way for me to flex my writing muscles and, probably, have an occasional rant. I’ll be writing about my progress towards becoming a published author as well as some of the other thing that are important in my life – my family (2 & 4 legged), cake, space, chocolate, naps – all in stories of just a few hundred words.

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  1. Kim, love your photo. Thank you for deciding to follow my blog Bobbing Around.
    Do you intend to enter in my free book edit contest? If not, can you please spread the word about it?


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