The elephant in the blog. What is it that I actually do?

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The elephant in the blog. What is it that I actually do?

I have realized that there is an elephant sized hole in my blog. The hole is where I should have been talking about what it is that I do in terms of writing, but have been too afraid to do so until now. Yes, I am being a brave little soldier and here we go.

So, this year so far, I have been doing the following;

I wrote my first book ‘The Time Keepers’ Union’ which I have sent to agents. Now, this is my little baby. I have never felt so protective of anything I have written before, so I am going to be gentle with this. I really wanted to write something that was positive about this great world we live in. The world gets way too much bad press and it is easy to forget all the good things that happen. I wanted to redress this balance. I wrote it to be as funny as I could. I think it has a great hook, but I am not putting out on the first date, so you will have to wait a wee bit until I reveal all.

I wrote ‘The Poe Show’ which won a Best of Fest Award at the Ottawa Fringe Theatre Festival in June 2014. I did this because I saw a play called ‘The Sistren’ by Gazebo Theatre and it made me want to write another play. So, I posted on Facebook to see if anyone wanted me to write one and Stewart Matthews responded almost at once and asked me to write a show based on the stories and women in the life of Edgar Allen Poe. And ‘The Poe Show’ was born. The show was produced by Vanity Productions, run by Tim Oberholzer.

I am writing a one man show called ‘Alien Nation’ for Stewart Matthews. This is a show about a spaceman on the first mission to Saturn. I am in the process of putting my fragmented ideas into a solid form, so I will post later when I can articulate my ideas more clearly.

I am also writing the script for an original musical called ‘The Orphic Blues’, which is a 1920’s blues musical based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. I am writing the script and Stewart Matthews is writing the original score and songs. I am about halfway through this and hope to have the first draft finished soon. I will update you on this as and when.

I am doing all this in between doing a part-time gardening job, my food tasting job and keeping up to date with this blog. I am busier than I remember being for a long time and I am loving it. The money may not be coming in yet, but I think it will eventually. I feel like I am creating something from scratch and out of thin air. I am putting down roots with this community of bloggers and I believe they will grow strong and deep.

Oh, and I am about to start writing a newsletter for an upcoming business. I won’t say anything about it yet and my friend is putting the finishing touches to his website etc and wants it to be perfect before he goes public. I can completely understand this, so I will respect his wishes. I think this adds another string to my writing bow, even if I am not sure how to define it yet.

I am always open to anything, so if you ever need a writer for something, then feel free to ask. I am available for weddings and bar mitzvahs too.

Take care buddies,

David.

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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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