I’m Bryan Collins, and I live an hour outside of Dublin, in Ireland.
When I was six years of age, I read The BFG by Roald Dahl. I was enthralled by the idea of a Big Friendly Giant who collects the dreams of children.
Dahl was a creative God to me, so I decided I wanted to become an author.
I did all the things I was supposed to do. I went to school and then college and later, I got a job as a journalist.
And at first, I was terrible at it.
I didn’t have the nose for news that journalists need and, although I enjoyed writing, I couldn’t give my editors what they wanted.
I missed my deadlines, and my news stories were inconsequential.
Journalism cast me out
Then, I discovered authors spend time sticking to their deadlines and writing what their readers want.
I spent years carefully observing how other writers work and create, and now I share what I’ve learnt on my award-winning blog Become a Writer Today.
When I’m not in front of a computer or a book, I’m either in search of a well-formed sentence or spending time with friends, my wife, and children.
I write non-fiction books like The Power of Creativity and The Art of Writing a Non-Fiction Book. I also write regularly for Forbes.