I believe writing should have a purpose, and a story a reason for being told. I also love the adventure that writing can bring. New worlds can be explored, new people met, magical experiences can be had. Without such opportunity I would not be able to breathe, with it, even in troubled times, I know there will always be somewhere I can visit, explore, and run amok in.
I think without doubt that the journey I have made to this point has been invaluable to me both as a human being and as a writer, for the things I have witnessed, the lessons I have learned and the knowledge I have gained are elements I would hope can be found in my writing. Being homeless and experiencing life on the street is an obvious example, but there are many others too.
Much of my quest for understanding has a spiritual slant, something that is in evidence in my writing. A search for greater meaning has encompassed the majority of my adult life, and continues to do so. The characters I create are often extensions of this, searching out meaning for me as they tackle whatever adventure or challenge confronts them.