M Stevens spent six years assessing documents for funding before becoming a Bid Writer. This entailed writing proposals and applications for charitable groups to help them access grants for their projects. A progression from this led to training others on how to write a sustainable project that could procure a contract. In recent years employment has come through supporting clients firstly with significant autism and currently assisting those with reduced mobility.
M Stevens has also volunteered in a string of local projects, the most notable involved spending 7 years managing a small charitable group. This predominantly involved going around the streets engaging with hard to reach groups such as addicts and rough sleepers. Over time this led to progressing some into residential centres or signposting to support services.
Why Write Fiction? I wanted to write fiction for ages but for years I just settled for writing witty e-mails. Being stuck on furlough gave me time to actually sit down and put pen to paper. Admittedly I still use a fountain pen to write and then have the unenviable task of trying to read my own hand writing as I type it all up.