All About Chapman Pine

IMG_9533From an early age I always prefered to live in the made up world in my head rather than the real world and could always create and tell fantastical stories to myself and others

This has never really changed as I grew up except now I enjoy putting them on the page rather than keeping them in my mind

I’m a lover of the strange, short stories of Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman & Roald Dahl

Taxidermy has an odd attraction for me and I share my home with a menagerie of long dead creatures

I’m a student of Taoism, Zen & Stoic practices and love to get out into the natural world whenever possible to refocus, be mindful and kickstart ideas for stories. Walking in nature and telling myself stories in my head is my favourite way of working!

I’m a devotee of old time, black & white Horror/Sci Fi movies from the 50’s & 60’s (especially Ray Harryhausen ones) and influenced by the many strange TV shows that I watched as a child in the 70’s!

Like many other people it’s taken me a fair few years to get my arse in gear and start putting my writing out into the world so now I pretty much write flash fiction everyday and love to share my own meditations and musings on writing on a regular basis

As well as writing on my own blog I’ve written for a wide range of publications and organisations on subjects including cryptozoology, managing spider and snake phobias and resilience & wellbeing

I hope you enjoy my blog

Thanks for reading

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