Writer of humorous (probably) flying stories

My Writing

My interest in writing can be traced back to 2014 when I started to learn to fly. Whilst learning I decided to keep a diary of each lesson to help me learn more quickly and to keep me, at least metaphorically, grounded.

As I grew into the ritual, I quickly found it was extremely therapeutic to write with a pen and paper and gradually began to expand these business-like notes to include anecdotes and feelings. It was a small step from here to starting this blog where regular readers – well as regular as you can be given my random unpredictable publication schedule – will remember I experimented with my writing ‘voice’ and started to learn what worked and what didn’t.

Then eventually I plucked up the courage to send in ‘Forgive me Feather‘ to Microlight Flying magazine as an exemplar of my style. I expected some critique and pointers from the editor on where I could improve, but what I got back instead was an email saying that it would be published in the next magazine! For those that missed it you can get a PDF copy from the downloads section on this website.

With confidence soaring I continued to write more and more pieces for the magazine and then got invited to write the introduction to the British Microlight Aircraft Association’s ‘Official Guide to Microlighting‘ which was published a couple of years ago – and is also in my downloads section!

During all of this time I was gathering stories and formulating a structure for my first book, ‘Inside the Cyclone’.

You can find details of the book and how to purchase a copy on the confusingly named ‘Inside the Cyclone‘ section of this website.

As for the blog? Well plans for future posts include book reviews, comment on current aviation news, flying anecdotes and I also hope to feature guest writers as well. So if you fancy writing a post for me and making my life easier, get in touch via the Contact page.

I hope you enjoy reading my work as much as I enjoy writing it.

Dan

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