(Looks up from reading a book in surprise) Why hello. I didn’t see you come in. Well, thank you very much for joining me. Who am I? Well, that is indeed a lucky question you ask and very appropriate considering this is my prologue. So, in answer to your (I must say) very well thought question, I am David M. Beecroft and I am an aspiring author. I left my job in care on the 13th December 2013 (not that I am scratching the happy days since I left into the wall beside me like a prisoner counting the days until his release or anything). Since then, I have done my best to become an author that can actually make a living from his writing. It is a wild idea I know, but I am giving the best crack of the whip that I can. Since December 2013 I have finished my first book and sent it off to seven agents. I have only had two rejection letters so far, so, despite the logic of it, I am totally taking this as a positive. I mean, they haven’t all rejected me yet, so it has to be a good thing right? I have also written a play called The Poe Show that was performed at the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Theatre Festival that won a Best in Fest award. I know, it should clearly have been the bestival of the festival but I am presuming they want to keep the printing costs down and the additional eight letters would have crippled the budget.

(Interlude) I did warn you this was going to have some tangents, so please bare with me.

I am currently writing a 1920’s Blues based musical and, a one man show for my lovely Canadian colleagues Stewart Matthews and Tim Oberholzer (although Stewart is actually English, he moved to Canada years ago – the damnable traitor).

I am always on the look out for new ideas or projects and would love to wax lyrical about anything really. So, if you want to chin wag, lets get those chins wagging.

There will be a variety of posts coming soon, so please check back in. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter. Please spread the word, like, Facebook, Twitter, follow etc etc etc as you see fit.

Take care buddies,


P.S I cut my writing hand on Saturday and it has a bandage the size of the Stay Puffed marsh-mellow man on it. I thought this would be the best possible preparation for starting a blog about writing.



About davidmbeecroft

Hello and welcome to my blog. Please feel free to have an explore. My name is David Beecroft. I am 38 years old. I co-founded and ran a small scale touring theatre company called Screwed & Clued in 1998. I went on to tour the Canadian Fringe Theatre Festival circuit over the following five years. I have written six original plays, the last ‘The Poe Show’ won a Best in Fest award at the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival. I worked in a social care setting for ten years and now work in a special needs school. I have sent my first novel off to agents and considering self-publishing if that does not work. I co-host a radio show on Surrey Hills Community Radio called Daves of the Week where we feature charities for a six week period. I live with my fiance and two pet Degus. I started this blog when suffering from depression and attending therapy, so a large part of this blog was about my experience and thoughts of that. Since then I am in a much better place and I write about life after depression and how I stay (or try to) ahead of it happening again. I also like to look at the happier sides of life and try to put a positive spin on serious subjects.

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