Here comes the bit about me…

I’m Ar. Yes, that’s my real name, albeit a family nickname of sorts. 

I’m a freelance writer, designer and artist from the UK. I’m also a parent, rugby player, social media addict and thrifting expert.

I’ve always loved to write and create, and have spent the last three or four years building websites, designing graphics and creating content for my own design business and for other people.

So, I’ve decided to actually start doing it for myself. After writing an article on HuffPost in 2017 that caught the attention of England Rugby, the BBC and other large sites, I was featured in a promotional video and things went a bit crazy for me. 

My real name and home location were featured in both the article and video, and so for reasons of privacy (because I was tracked down in real life as a result and it scared the crap out of me) I now write under my nickname of ‘Ar’.

If you do come across it online though, yep…that’s me.

I’m interested in a wide range of topics and work hard to create a blog that’s niche-free. That’s why you’ll find a mix of lifestyle content and features alongside creative writing and poetry.

I promised myself that this year would be the year that I finally wrote the book I’ve had in my head for about five years, but the truth is I’m still quite far off actually doing that. It’s getting there, but like the rest of my life, it’s a work in progress.

Actual Ar is my writing catalogue and portfolio. Short stories, poems, web copy, content, blog posts, reports, whatever – this is where I’m going to hone and refine my work.

This is where I’m going to create my actual writing.

If you’d like to work with me, please check out this page.

You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram….and I’m a huge Pinterest fan too.

Feel free to drop me an email at actualwriting@gmail.com if you’d like to get in touch with me.