I'd love to write Novels, I have tried but they end up just dragging and I lose intrest, I love writing though, I can write down my fantasies in form of stories! It's great!
I'd be intrested in your non fiction book about what happened to you, is it a fully formed book or just on the computer or something, let me know a little more
I also paint, not very well mind, I took GCSE art but I think I may have failed, only becuase I want to paint what I want, my style, but school made you paint and draw in the style of an artist, and that didn't work for me. I have some paintings lying about somewhere im quite proud of. Also I don't think school understood the depth in my work either, I did a peice in the style of Barbara Kruger about how gay/lesbian people should be treated the same and the picture was two blokes holding hands, with writing over the top sayin 'If only closed minds came with closed mouths'
My teacher -
"Is that two men Becky?" "Yes..." "Oh...right...erm...."
I did a great piece on George Bush, Im not his biggest fan, It turned into my final piece, my teacher really liked the George Bush ones.