It has been a long held ambition of mine to do some paid writing work. I’m not kidding myself, I’m not good enough to do it full-time; but I think I have enough to say, and just enough style to say it with, that I might be able to do a bit on the side for some time to come. Chris Vs Cinema has been the framework to improve my writing and after a speculative e-mail or two it has paid off.
Today, in a flurry of activity, an article I have written has been posted on The Guardian Film Blog credited to my internet sobriquet ‘SolidChris’. It’s one of the weekly posts they make accepting contributions from outside the main staff and I’m well chuffed that something I’ve written has been put up on the site. So please, go have a read of it and add a comment and a suggestion of your own – essentially make me look popular.
You can read it here – Clip Joint: Chat-up lines.
I hope this isn’t a one-off, I hope that there is more where this lies because that would make me happy and slowly fulfil one of my major ambitions in life: to be able to put that I am a writer – and to be confident about saying it.