Yes, that’s my actual name.

About Actual Ar

Hi! I’m Ar. It’s a family nickname of sorts.  I’m a freelance writer and artist from the UK. I’m also a parent, rugby player, narrative design novice, curly hair owner and gamer. Writing and being creative is who I am, and this is the place where I get to share some of that with the world. Over the last couple of years I’ve tried to keep all the branches of my work separate, but that’s getting exhausting, so I’ve streamlined things a bit with this website.

Here are some buttons that will take you to some of my external projects. Take your pick!

Other things to know about me

I have a lot of different interests and ideas, just like most other human beings. That’s why you won’t find me working within one particular genre on my website. You’ll find a mix of lifestyle content, advice for fellow freelancers, tech and gaming features alongside creative writing and poetry here. You might even find the odd illustration or two if I feel like mixing things up a bit!

I also co-manage a team of writers over at Thumb Culture, a gaming news and reviews website. I enjoy writing on a range of things there, from video game reviews, to news pieces, interviews and feature articles about all things gaming. You can check out some of my articles here.

Games writing and narrative design

I’m really passionate about developing my skills as a narrative designer and am working towards that as a long-term goal. You can view some of my game writing and narrative work in my creative portfolio. For more information about that side of my work, feel free to get in touch with me on Twitter or on Discord at Ar#5292.

Want to work together or get in touch?

Brilliant. I love a good collaboration. Please read my disclosure and terms and all that jazz though, I won’t just write any old rubbish. Well, not unless you’re going to offer me thousands to do so, in which case, I’ll consider my stance. Anyhow, please feel free to email me at [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also contact me via social media or on Discord, I’d love to hear from you.

Buy me a cuppa

You can buy me a one-off cuppa or subscribe to my Ko-Fi page if you’d like to receive regular doodle-based and other creative treats custom-made for you, or you can just be an all-around good egg and buy me a cuppa if you like. You’ll have my everlasting gratitude and love either way!

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