A Writer Shade of…Dark!

Of course writing is my favourite skill and passion! It now comes very natural to me and I can only assume it is a blessing…

Writer shade of...dark

Of course writing is my favourite skill and passion! It now comes very natural to me and I can only assume it is a blessing from God to have been given such a talent because I have never done any kind of training in order to do it properly or even professionally!

Writing Award WinnerI have won award for my efforts to date. That came circa 1990 when I won the Jamaica Federation of Musician Best Entertainment Journalist Award. 1

I started off writing poetry in my youth as a way to express my creativity but before I knew it I was also writing short stories, even screenplays!

It was a tradition in most West Indian families for the younger ones to write letters on behalf of the older folks to send back home to the Caribbean, so I was able to hone my writing skill doing this also.

But it was only when I began as a reporter for The Gleaner in Kingston, Jamaica that I really became a journalist in earnest. Since then I have written and researched many thousands of articles and I can honestly say the enthusiasm has never left me.

And I hope it never does!

Footnotes
  1. There I am giving an acceptance speech at the ceremony in New Kingston, Jamaica! 

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