Hi, Darren Hill here, or Darren R Hill, but you can call me anything… as long as it can be substantiated. But, I am more than happy to answer to simply Darren, and I love hearing from you, yes you! I plan, create and publish all that you see here on A Ticket To Write.
What though, gives me the right to sit here typing and making such grandiose claims about helping you publish your writing? For over 16 years I was employed as a publisher; I edited, I commissioned and list managed. My writing has also been published and self-published. I continue to write and publish my own content and other writer’s content in a freelance capacity when I have the time.
I am a publisher
I have been published
I want to help you publish
I am also the creative minimalist, that’s probably the best place to get to know me. You can read the blog, watch the vlog, and see how I try to write, make music and live to the best of my ability… warts and all. A creative life is not an easy life. A writer’s life isn’t easy either, but it should be fulfilling.
I won’t sell you a secret
I won’t say everything will be alright
I won’t turn you into an author
I will tell you to write
I will stand by you (metaphorically)
I will offer advice, hints and tips
Only you can be the writer
Only you can create your story
Only you can learn then break the rules
It is up to you to purchase your ticket, a ticket for a journey of your dreams. You are the one who will travel, you are the one who will use A Ticket To Write.
Did you notice I subtly moved the conversation away from me to you? That’s pretty much who I am. I want to help, to facilitate and guide you on your journey. I will be your writing mentor. I will be your nagging conscience. Why? Because that was what I spent the best part of my life doing, and that gave me a whole lot of experience.
Hi, I’m Darren, what’s your name, and let’s write…