“I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. My first memory is conjuring up three wolves when I was four years old. They lived in our bedroom curtains.”

I write shorts stories, novels and make movies. It wasn’t always in that order but it will take some time to explain what it was like, so instead I invite you to never wait, never make excuses for why the time is not right to follow your most private dreams and, as Ray Bradbury so passionately said, To love what you do, and to do what you love.

I used to pursue a career as a film director to “change the world” of entertainment. I used to write to “save our youth”.

Now, I simply follow the pen (and the camera) first and foremost, and do whatever is asked of me. It is my deepest wish for everyone to choose their soul’s call over the noise. 

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Goodwill Currency

My soul longs to be a co-creator, its tools - the pen and the film camera. Ignoring the intensity of longing to participate actively in understanding who I am, in relation to you and creation, makes me more than miserable. I do not intend to keep my writing or films stored away until “the right opportunity.” Being here, you already have many of the fruits of my labour and are free to republish and share them as you wish.

I wish for my fifteen year old step-daughter to inhabit a culture where worth is measured not by how much money she has, but by the extent to which she improves the quality of life for those around her. And since only wishing will not do the job, I choose to give my talents to the collective at the currency of goodwill where you choose what to pay. Consider yourselves empowered to contribute financially not because I reeled you in by following the most trendy marketing strategies, but because you see the value of my work reflected in your own community and life.

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Bogdan Darev
I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. My first memory is conjuring up three wolves when I was four years old. They lived in our bedroom curtains.