The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Guest: Scott Mullins
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So you want to know a little about me…
My name is Scott Mullins, I’m a writer, editor, aspiring novelist and a bit of a social media nerd. I’m just your average Australian living in Melbourne with my beautiful girlfriend. I love food, booze and of course traveling. Why else would I have moved from beaches and sunshine to the cold and rain?
How did I become a Writer?
I got into writing purely by chance and laziness, which is ironic because writing is so time-consuming. I hated English at school and never thought of trying to make a living as a writer. I went to Uni to study History, but in my first year I needed an elective that wasn’t to do with my major. Enter, Intro to Creative Writing. It fitted perfectly, a friend and I thought, easy pass and it gave us a four-day weekend, allowing us to partake in the most important part of uni, drinking.
But after that first class I was hooked and Creative Writing became my second Major. Four years later I was moving to the UK to complete my Masters in Creative Writing.
For the past two years I worked as an Editorial Assistant for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). During my time there I was at the forefront of their digital strategies helping to develop their online presence by creating unique content across multiple-websites and building social media channels to gain extra exposure.
I now work as a Freelancer and offer services in writing, editing and social media management.
Scott’s other website can be found at This Is Writing.
Word of the Week:
From the http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/
THE DICTIONARY OF OBSCURE SORROWS, a new web series written and directed by John Koenig. Each episode defines a newly invented word for a strangely powerful emotion. New episodes will be posted every other Sunday, on YouTube and TestTube.com.
n. the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time—filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.
What was the last really crazy thing you did? Why aren’t you planning on doing it again?
Thanks to Ellen Joyce on Google+ for posting this up. https://plus.google.com/+EllenJoyceAuthor/posts