I am based in beautiful Buckinghamshire, South-East England, and I enjoy my work in the National Health Service.
I have always enjoyed writing and taking photographs, as hobbies. I was inspired to start this blog in June 2017 after completing the online ‘Start Writing Fiction Course’ through Future Learn to get feedback on my creative writing but I have increasingly enjoyed rising to the challenges of the daily Word Prompt and the Weekly Photo Challenge.
I imagined writing the story of ‘Mango Crumble‘ for many years and last year I completed writing it as a feature-length film script. It is a coming of age story about a Punjabi-Indian girl who immigrates to Britain in the early 1970’s. Last year, I was given the amazing opportunity to work with a final year Script Developer from one of the best film schools in the world. We have just completed a six month re-working of the script. It has been an incredible experience and I am really excited about the completed script. The feedback is that it is an inspirational story for women of all races and a story that has not been told before.
I was inspired to get on and write my script by Leslee Udwin. She was the executive producer of East is East, one of my all time favourite films. I was fortunate to see her briefly at a charity showing of her film, West is West, and I remember thinking, wouldn’t it have been good if I could have told her about my completed script. But that was many years ago and I hadn’t even learnt how to format a script. Listening to her speak of her experiences of filming West is West, on location in India did, however, move me to embark on my project. I am proud of my achievement, even if it is now sitting as a set of dusty drafts, clipped together by a skirt hanger.
I look forward to sharing my experiences with you through writing and my photographs. As a new writer and photographer, I welcome feedback, comments and suggestions.
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