Hi, I'm Neil. I write observations, essays, poetry and about my life experiences. Fiction remains my Everest to climb. I discovered early on how much I needed to learn about writing, and although I understand that opinions are valuable, they should never be taken to heart. I think it is more important to believe in our work in order to stay true to ourselves and the art we produce. We cannot please all who read our words, but accepting this brings a certain freedom. I still have fear, but endeavour to write with courage. Being honest with myself is one thing, but writing with absolute truth is both scary and cathartic at the same time. Enjoy.