All my life I have written, but does that make me a writer? I have written books, articles, newsletters, and screenplays. While many of my smaller pieces have been published in small local or specialist periodicals, I have had no success getting my books or screenplays published because frankly, I’ve never really put much effort into that as I have been so busy just surviving. I farm on the edge of Lancashire and South Lakeland in England, I’ve carved a farm out of farmland fiercely held by a tightly knit farming community, I’ve built our house from footings to chimney pot (building the house was the easy bit, you think breaking into film is hard, try getting planning permission in open countryside in the UK), I’ve had laws changed and I’ve shaped Government policy in my time, but all of that was done for my family. Now my family are old enough to make their own way I want to do something for me, now I want to pursue my life long interest in writing, which brings me here…Should a rank amateur like me be allowed on this website full of real professional film people? I feel like such a fraud, but if you good people will have me, I would very much like to stay!