Hi, my name is Daniel Postlethwaite, I am 21 years old and currently study Film & TV Screenwriting with Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire. This blog/website is dedicated to my writing, you will find my finished pieces of writing under the headings at the top. Hopefully you’ll agree it is easily navigable and nicely laid out. Well, do you? Thanks, you’re too kind.
My three part plan is to move to Manchester next year, get a job in some media related position, then eventually move on up to London and from their go to New York or LA when I’ve got a tonne of experience.
(Life story follows)
I have written since I was young, but unfortunately it was all paper and pen based and these tomes have been lost to the ages. My most notable piece of work that was lost is a story I was writing, of which I had the first 13 chapters. I was around fourteen whilst writing this novel and even though it blatantly ripped off this game, I was proud of it, and I feel like I made it my own. I remember clearly the lined paper, the lines were yellow, it had margins down both sides of the page which I liked because I could write notes in them.
Hopefully it is not lost forever and it is safe in the mountains of old things I left with my father when I moved out.
Unfortunately my “rebel years” hit in the middle of my teens, and between the ages of fifteen and seventeen, my writing stood still and I wasted my education at school, leaving with five GCSE’s (English (CC), Maths(C) and Science(BB), the only one’s you need according to my Dad). It isn’t something I am proud of but then again, it helped define who I am today. I then achieved a BTEC in Games Design, which is something I wanted to go into before I came to University. I was more into the 3D Modelling side and at first the course seemed drawing based, so I immediately jumped ship and instead pursued Creative Writing and English Literature.
Unfortunately English Literature was very hard, considering the last time I did it was at High School. Although the grades suggest otherwise, I was actually really good at English Literature in High School, I just didn’t do the coursework so I got put on the lower paper.
So again I jumped ship, keeping Creative Writing and swapping English Literature for Film and TV Screenwriting, and I have know found my calling in life.
People are always surprised when I tell them I am at University with five GCSE’s and a BTEC and I am still getting good marks.
If you put the effort in you can achieve your goals, without getting the A’s and B’s you need. This is something I learnt the hard way, worrying about my future on results day, but this was also the best way.
So in a nutshell, I love writing, I have come to it late. I am always looking for competitions and if you have any you know of, feel free to e-mail me.
- Three poems published in competition anthologies.
- A short story published in the Lancashire Evening Post
With regards to “versatile blogger awards”:
Don’t be offended but I have decided to neither accept nor deliver “blogger awards”, such as the “Versatile Blogger Award”. This is for a few reasons, mainly though because I don’t think they are awarded due to any form of talent. I recently saw one called the Chaos Award or something along the lines of that, this was basically an award you passed along to the most recent followers. I know not all are like this and some are awarded because of talent. If you do nominate me, I thank you sincerely and it is a very lovely gesture, but I won’t then pass the award on. This is just personal preference that is all. Thank you for understanding.
If you like my blog and would love to support me, please feel free to donate via PayPal.
All donations are welcome, donate as little or as much as you want.
I would be so grateful, words wouldn’t be able to describe.
Writing is my passion and making a living through writing is where I would like to be eventually. Donations are what help me get through University along side jobs. The downside of jobs is, between them and University, there isn’t enough time to focus on what I want to do. And that’s write.