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iamtin aged 39
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Writerly , Empathetic , Friendly

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Male , 39

I am a professional writer, working in film, television and transmedia.

I worked an office-job for years, writing before work in order to complete my first few projects unpaid and unsolicited. It was hard to motivate myself and it took a long time to make it habitual.

However, eventually things fell into place. I've been working as a full-time writer for three years, primarily working in film. I have been BAFTA and Writers' Guild nominated for projects I created and wrote, and am permanently in work. I have never been happier. But, as I say, getting there took years of hard work, pock-marked with some real disappointments and feelings of self-doubt.

Life experiences


Telling stories is what I do for a living. Mostly employed in film and television, but also write novels. I have been a full-time writer for three years.


After long years struggling to beat the blank page, I think I've learnt some important lessons about self-motivation. Writing can be a lonely, frustrating, and downright difficult endeavour. I have learnt many lessons along the way, particularly about embracing failure.


Screenwriting is my particular area of expertise. I have sold several original screenplays and worked on adaptations and rewrites for producers in both the UK and the US.

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

Many people have helped me along my journey; I will try to do the same for you.

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