About Me

Bryan Collins headshotEverybody loves a good origin story.

Here’s mine.

I’m Bryan 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 a writer.

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.

There was just one problem.

I wasn’t a very good journalist. 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

The recession didn’t help.

I drifted in and out of other jobs (I once even plucked chickens). Then, I discovered today’s writers spend time building relationships online and self-publishing.

So, I started Become a Writer Today.

I’m not Spiderman, but I am a writer and a storyteller.

I’ve spent years carefully observing how other writers work, and I want to share what I’ve discovered in the form of practical advice that will help you to write and publish your work.

Today, I write for Forbes, work with new writers and self-publish fiction and non-fiction books. I also work as copywriter within the B2B industry.

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.

Now you know my origin story.

Tell me yours.

– Bryan Collins

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