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Chaz J. Simpson

Chaz J. Simpson

Screenwriter

Lincoln, United Kingdom

Member Since:
October 2019
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About Chaz

I started out writing stories in my teens, the earliest I can remember was a story about tiny people who lived in great trees above an ocean of mist that covered the lost, and forsaken lands beneath it. Naturally, the story had no structure and just wandered around until I ran out of ideas but it served to ignite my passion.

Over the years I've written various stories but it wasn't until my late 20s when I would finish my first novel as a part of NaNoWriMo. This novel is set in a dieselpunk version of history where Byzantium never fell and follows the daughter of a General as she learns of her psychic connection to a nightmarish "otherworld". She rescues a charming anarchist who helps her uncover a conspiracy to rip open the veil between worlds by her father's enemies to bring apocalyptic ruin to Byzantium.

Spurred on by this I felt a desire to learn story craft from professionals and in turn, my Alma Mater offered just that, but in Film Production rather than novel writing. I had previously studied an Honours Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Lincoln (England) and when applying to the Masters in Film Production I had to prove to them I could keep up with the Film Studies Undergrads.

I wrote a 60-page emotional drama about a broken man's life spiraling out of control after being seduced by a manipulative woman in a bar, and this earned my place on the Master's Degree. I have since written 2 features, the 1st being a fun, action-orientated space opera that my Screenwriting teacher read and told me that he knew professionals who couldn't write flowing action as well as I can. My 2nd an emotionally charged cyberpunk thriller set in 1980s London following a schizophrenic hacker that my thesis mentor described as "the development of this script shows progress in tune with what I would expect from a professional screenwriter".

Heading out into the big, scary world of the professional side of the industry and craft, I now seek to prove both of them right and live up to their praise (If I can). My passions lie with writing action, thriller, and horror within sci-fi and fantasy settings. Yet I am not aversed to writing in other genres, such as romance, comedy, or emotional drama simply for the fun of the challenge.

Unique traits: Free-thinker who loves unusual genres and blending strange concepts together to create something fun and different.

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