Mark Koopmans, Elise Fallson, C.M. Brown and Stephen Tremp. The idea is to post an interesting factoid about yourself with a view to helping all us bloggers, both old and new, get to know each other better. (Not sure where I fall on that scale. I've been around for over a year, but I still don't feel established!)
Something about me that not many people know is that before taking fiction writing seriously, I tried my hand at being a songwriter. This is despite being basically tone deaf! I got an acoustic guitar for my 16th birthday, and over the next few years picked up probably... eight chords? Despite my lack of aptitude I decided at 20 that I wanted to write songs. What I was most interested in was the lyrics, but these came out as the worst kind of teenage angst poetry, although I should have been past that stage... I never actually sang them out loud, and playing them took twice as long as it should have because I had to work out the fingering for every chord change. I won't subject anyone to any of the lyrics, but I do consider the period as a key stage on my writing journey... as in working out what I was not meant to do!
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