The prayer flags in Darjeeling flutter in the wind, wailing their silent wishes into the Himalayas.
Instead of the usual formula for this kind of thing, I’ve decided to enlist the help of some of my (now deceased) literary heroes to speak for me instead. (The imagination is truly a wonderful thing). Knowing what I do of their spirit, and thinking processes, I’m sure they won’t mind in the least.
“I have said before: ‘Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.’
Although my time on this scene is over, and I have not met Herr Bloemhof personally, from what I can see, I can say that this is the kind of man who might understand some of the depth of my feeling in writing the above. Something which is written stands as both a commendation and a condemnation upon the one who has written it, carrying its essence into eternity. A man who understands this does not commit pen to paper haphazardly, or without conscience.”
“I believe “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” This aspiring mind, from my slightly pointless point of view, has yet to leave his mark on society. I would encourage him to persevere, lending his formidable weight to the undercurrent of sanity that still prevails in his time. Original thinkers are rare, and far too often under-valued. May Wayne have his say before he starves.”
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
Here is a man with a secret love of life. I know Wayne. Wayne will surprise you, because underneath his professional disguise, he sees the joy in a blade of grass.”
A Few Details About Me
I’ve been writing since I was an impressionable teenager, inspired by Tolkien and Ray Bradbury. I still vividly recall the shudders of otherworldly delight I felt when I first read The Pedestrian, and The Smile. Doors opened, deep inside.
I’ve been working on my wordsmith superpowers ever since.
I attended UNISA (University of South Africa) and studied English, Psychology and Communication, and earned a few distinctions, but gave it up when I sensed that I wasn’t going to learn what I really wanted to know. I have never regretted that decision.
Over many years, and through life’s startling adventures, I have continued to analyse, write, and learn. Strange experiences have led me to investigate ever more deeply into the human condition, via esoteric, scientific, psychological and philosophical avenues, and through deep, clear introspection.
I took up freelance writing full time in 2015
My personal blog details my travels, ruminations and Visionary Fiction.
I’ve written, ghostwritten and edited a number of successful ebooks and articles in my favorite niche – psychology and the human condition. (See my portfolio examples)
Currently I write about vintage watches every week.
I’ve written and narrated many children’s stories, often based on traditional folk tales. They teach kids about our vast, magical world and it’s history, spark the imagination, and guide them to an open heart, and strong values.
These days I’m a digital Nomad, professional writer, proud father, and lover of life.
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