Hi, my name is Maxi Bransdale, I’m in my mid twenties and I’m an English-born novelist and writer.
I don’t know when or why I truly decided to start writing, I just did. I finished my first screenplay at eight years old and it has just gone from there. I’ve written, directed and produced shows for stage, dabbled in performance poetry, gained a BSc in Journalism and, of course, written several novels and screenplays. There have been some bumps along the way (say, my first self published novel – I was sixteen and we don’t talk about it… not my finest work and sadly I managed to sell something like fifty copies before I realised the error of my ways. To anyone who ever read Myths & Legends, you have my sincerest apologies!!) but I am now proud to call myself a published author (White as Snow).
I am not an expert. Indeed, I am not a bestselling author, or a high-flying editor/agent, or some marketing expert, I’m just a kid who loves writing and is doing everything in her power to turn her dream of being an author into a reality. But what I am is experienced in the art of the “struggling” part of struggling artist, I am passionate, I am driven and I’d like to think I’ve learnt a thing or two on my journey. Writing isn’t a science, it’s an art. It constantly evolves and we constantly improve. I just want to share my passion, my journey and where I can, help others learn from my experiences, mistakes and victories.
Over the years, I’ve written everything from Science Fiction through to cringe-inducing Romantic Comedies. My currently published work is fairytale fantasy fiction and I have a natural tendancy towards the mystical, whimsical and make believe.
Writing isn’t an occupation, it’s a passion. I don’t write to make money necessarily but because I enjoy the art of it. I wish I could say I have an exciting life that has led me to this point, instead all I can offer is my life motto and a (bordering unhealthy) obsession with books, writing and telling stories.
“Sometimes even the best of us have to lose ourselves in fantasy to survive reality.”