Updated: Saturday 12 December 2015
TheWirelessQuill.com has returned to its original purpose; that is, to be somewhere for all my poetry, prose, and ramblings to live!
I’ve been writing poetry since I was about 7 years old (my first ever was about a tiger…maybe I’ll write it up on here one day…it was pretty terrible), and this continued in earnest throughout my teens and into my twenties. I used to write almost religiously; sat up in bed, nearing on midnight, refusing to go to sleep until I’d dug out a satisfactory poem from the nether regions of my flagging brain. It was as much a form of catharsis as it was an attempt at creativity, but habits changed, and after I returned to the UK for university, it tailed off quite considerably.
My attentions then turned to writing lyrics (and attempting to sing) to accompany stuff I was playing on guitar, and that more or less continues to this day; the occasional poetic moment becomes me, but there is something simple and satisfying about lyrics, compared to the painstaking, crammed-in meaning of my poetry days.
Another form I’ve toyed with, of course, is prose (i.e. full on novels or short stories). I’ll be the first to admit that this has been far from successful, and lay the blame on attention-span in its entirety. There are so many interesting situations and ideas rolling around my head, and I’d love to find the willpower to actually write one of them out in full, but I get awful stuck, my brain tires, and ultimately other life things end up taking priority. Terrible excuses. Don’t believe a word of it. If you wanna do something, bloody well do it.
I hope one day to create a website where I will showcase pieces I enjoy by amateur writers, so they can use my site as a publishing reference and promotion tool. All in good time :)