Writing challenge Day 15: The many-hatted writer

Today’s challenge is : ‘We all wear many hats. what are some of yours?’

I’ve worn many hats in my life: daughter, wife, mother; student, civil servant, soldier, translator, company owner, local councillor, editor; friend, colleague, trainer, mentor, traveller, walker, non-resident, explorer; photographer, embroiderer, gardener. Currently I write, give workshops, write a column and speak at events (More about this here). Generally, I hope I’ve been pleasant and helpful wearing all these hats.

A few hats from my life…

Hat that won a competition in 1999 at a chamber of Commerce event in 1999

The Santa hat 2014

The new officer, April 1982

Grand Canyon hat, 2015

Is this a hat? 2018

Roma Nova sidecap, Eboracum Roman Festival, York 2019

Sending myself up at Tank Museum, Saumur 2017

Mother of the Bridegroom, 2019

More seriously, now I have left the formal workforce and become a freelance writer of novels, short stories, blogs and guest posts, all these parts of my life, hatless or hatted, have contributed to my current ‘hat’ as a writer. One hat I have never worn is that of idleness. Probably because I’m a chatterbox and a fidget…

Writing challenges so far:

Day 14: Show your workplace
Day 13: A funny family story. Or not
Day 12: Early bird or night owl?
Day 11: Favourite writing snacks/chocolate porn
Day 10: Post an old picture of yourself
Day 9: Post 5 random facts about you
Day 8: What’s your writing process?
Day 7: Introduce your ‘author friend’
Day 6: How the writing all began
Day 5: What inspired the book I’m working on
Day 4: The setting for the new Roma Nova book
Day 3: Introducing the main characters Julia and Apulius
Day 2: Introduce your work in progress
Day 1: Starting with revealing information

Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO,  PERFIDITAS,  SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA,  INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO.  CARINA, a novella, and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories, are now available.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series. NEXUS, an Aurelia Mitela novella, is now out.

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