About the Author

Lawrence Sloane is an author in the transgressive, progressive-genre-you-haven’t-even-heard-about yet…

Lawrence Sloane once invented a word so powerful that it can never be spoken aloud, lest the world itself be rent apart…

Lawrence Sloane makes preposterous claims about himself in the 3rd person because he’s been sitting about watching too many old WWF Rock promos on YouTube instead of writing again… Sigh.

If you’ve got past that initial bluster, then perhaps you’ll allow me to indulge myself further by way of a proper introduction.

I’m Lawrence Sloane, an aspiring author from Wolverhampton, in the UK. If you’re unfamiliar with it, think Mordor, but with fast food. If you are familiar with it, my condolences. I jest, as like most people from here, I do love the place in a weird kind of way, kinda like that friend you’re always pulling for, even if they degenerate into a drunken mess. But, as with a lot of places in life, Wolverhampton is definitely not an exciting place, Lord no…

A wretched hive of scum, and villiainy...

A wretched hive of scum and villiainy…

In 2009, Wolverhampton was ranked the fifth worst city in the entire world. To put that into context, only Accra, the capital of Ghana; Seoul in South Korea; as well as Detroit and Los Angeles were more despised. In retrospect,perhaps the comparison to Mordor was entirely unfair, as after all, there are a lot of LotR fans out there, and not a lot of Wolverhampton ones…

In any case, I guess this is one of the reasons why I started to write, to escape from a grey place, away to whatever kind of world and characters I wanted to escape to. I started out a long, long time ago, writing various little things. I used to write lyrics as a kid, despite being neither able to sing, nor play an instrument. If only I’d been born a decade or so later, autotune would have sorted all that out for me, and as there’s a pretty limited number of lyrics you can write about shagging, I could have been a big star. God damn you, Father Time!!

Anyway, from there, I moved on to writing a few script ideas at uni that, looking back, were pretty shocking, but it was still sad to realise their unfortunate demise some months after the “Great PC chuck-in-the-bin incident”, circa 2011. I started to take up writing again seriously in my later twenties, as an escape from a lot of the things I was going through in life. It was then I realised it was one of the things that made me happiest, and I saw enough people who could make a career out of it that I might have something to offer the world of literature.

So that’s where I’m at… I’ve got examples of work for this site, and I intend to go out there and either see whether I can turn my office career of sitting in front of a computer to, well… sitting in front of a computer… but-writing-what-I-want-to-write-career. I’m going to use my blog to chronicle the ride of an aspiring author, and hopefully, help other people along the way who want to do it. I’m open to offers if people enjoy what I do and feel I could help, please use the contact form on the site.

 

Thanks for reading, and lookout for new content!

 

Kind Regards,

 

Lawrence Sloane