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John Read
Writer - screenwriter - songwriter

I joined Create50 in 2015. I have reviewed 27 projects.

Writing since the 70s. Work on TV, Radio, Books, Magazines, Albums. Still in the 9 to 5 !

Films that Inspired Me

The Man Who Would Be King: The Third Man; Grand Budapest Hotel; Odessa File; Usual Suspects; Whistle Down The Wind. Sixth Sense. Sound Of Music.

My Favorite Quote

Be the change you want to see.

My Friends

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About Me

I started writing in the 1970s. My work has been seen in Television; Radio; Newspapers & Magazines from Ireland to Australia.
My stories have won superb reviews and many have won the much coveted 'Cherry Award' on the highly respected literary website ABC Tales.

I am also a songwriter, once signed to Warner Chappell, and currently share credits with Paul McCartney on an album released in the USA by a British Chart group.

Also a member of the RBSA. (Royal Birmingham Society Of Artists.) where my work has been exhibited.

In previous incarnations I have worked as a photographer, decorator, carpenter and a Theatre Stage Manager.(Where I was taught to play the piano by Victor Borge, anongst others.)

I have climbed mountains for Alzheimers Research and part of the profits from my writing are donated too.

My Recent Work

Screenplay: Baby Blues Draft 2 for The Impact:50

Story: Summer Sky Draft 3 for Twisted50

Story: The French Dresser Draft 3 for Twisted50

Story: The Laughing Room Draft 3 for Twisted50

Story: The Newgate Witch Draft 3 for Twisted50

Work I Really Enjoyed and Recommend

A Curious Boy by Joshua Saltzman

Work I have left feedback on (10 of 27)

Unplugged by Victoria and Amy Howell

Bloodshed and Brothers by Tina Jay

YOU PROMISED by Sherri Chandler

Trumped by Nikolai Galitzine

The First Day of Our Lives by Richard Hajdu

Last of the Chickens by Helen Brady

Devil In The Detail by Nick Jackson

The Beating Of My Heart by Rachael Howard

The Cut by Jonathan Laury

Route to Hell by Kathryn Hollingworth

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Twisted50 vol 2 // Book // collection of short stories

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The Singularity50 Book Has A Website

Quick update, we now have a website for The Singularity50. The stories are still, as you know, being read, re-read and judged. But do check out the site and if you would like to write a blog about your experiences and story for The Singularity, drop me a line with it and we will get it published on the site