My name is Liam Cross. I reside in Bedlington – a small town in Northumberland, North East England – with my parents and younger brother. I’ve lived here my entire life (regrettably)… But I do hope to move away in the rather nigh future. I can hear the warmth of Venice Beach calling my name!
I am a man with a burning passion for all things written. Writing is wonderful. Versatility abound! It can be simple, it can be complex, richly detailed or plainly put. It can make us laugh, it can make us cry, it can make us smile and it can make us frown. Writing makes us feel. Its power can be harnessed to evoke emotion in even the driest, dullest, most soul-draining personalities. And those are the reasons writing is so wonderfully brilliant. The reasons that caused my love for it.
I’ve loved writing ever since I can recall. Even as a small child in primary school, the craft of writing had always been an interest of mine; an area in which I excelled. My early flair carried into my adolescent life. I began writing anything I could come up with: short-stories, poems, plays, TV scripts, articles, film-reviews and essays – literally anything you can imagine. You name it, I’ve tried it. The teachers throughout my school life noticed my passion and they spurred me on, giving me new things to attempt, fresh challenges to overcome.
I now delegate my time to novel-writing – and of course, the occasional short-story or poem here and there – but mainly my novels. That is the ultimate end goal, the main focus: to be a published novelist. I also spend my time self-editing and editing the works of other writers through forums and chat rooms. In doing so I have developed quite an eye for an easily overlooked plot-hole or voice inconsistency and even the simpler things like spelling, punctuation and grammar (albeit, these have always been a strong-suit of mine seeing as I have A-levels in both English Language and English Literature!)
I can also be found training in the local gym for the upcoming bodybuilding shows in which I frequently partake. I managed to connect my writing endeavours with my passion for bodybuilding, landing myself a spot as a writer for an American supplement companies online article platform: Tigerfitness.com.
I’m an avid gamer, lover of reading, appreciator of nature and the sheer tranquility of it and also a proud conqueror of the Rubik’s cube (in 21 seconds might I add). I love all music except anything from the charts. My musical taste ranges from Pavarotti and Bocelli as far as Skrillex and Biggie Smalls. Oasis are my favourite band if I had to choose one (Queen come in as a close second). All of my hobbies often double as a form of inspiration for my writing. I take inspiration from anything I can: music, reading, taking long walks in the woods or watching the rain as it splashes onto the window pane.
That’s about all you need to know about me I reckon. Now that you’ve learned a little about me and my life, I think it’s time that you learn a little about my work too. You can follow my work on this very blog. You can read it, critique it, love it or hate it. You can follow me on my journey to become the best version of myself possible. As a writer, as a bodybuilder, a music enthusiast, a coffee drinker, a Rubik’s cube solver, an adventurer and ultimately, as a person.
Come with me on my journey, and share my passion for all things written!