Joined Apr 24 2016
Between 2002 and 2007, I spent five years as a part-time Freelance Wiriter exploring different writing formats, firstly in Orkney and then in Devon. During that time, I was a member of ACW and covered jouralism (press and radio), crossword compiling, publicity planning, hymn witing, study notes, stand-up comedy, poetry and blogging.
Returning to a full-time IT role, I supported my local church editing the weekly newsletters, designing and building their website, and organising their publicity team. I also preached regularly and lead adult and children's Bible studies.
After 2013, I developed psoriatic arthriris in my ankles, knees, wrists and one elbow, which also caused severe fatigue, so I stopped writing formally while I concentrated on having enough energy to get to work every day. However, I continued to write a personal blog and communicate with friends and family via Facebook (where I rediscovered ACW), and more recently created a blog to write about faith topics.
After medication and controlled exercise has helped to reduce the joint stiffness and general fatigue, I'm looking at returning to writing more formally, starting with crossword compiling and poetry. More ideas welcome.
Faith blog - faithbites.wordpress.com
Persomal blog - madlambblog.wordpress.com
Orkney blogging - www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/islandblogging/blogs/005150/
Word Live entry (23-26 Feb 2009) www.wordlive.org/Session/Classic/2009-02-23/John-5-1%E2%80%9315