Here comes the bit about me…

Hiya! I’m Ar. Yes, that’s my real name, albeit a family nickname of sorts.  I’m a freelance writer and artist from the UK. I’m also a parent, rugby player, social media addict and full-time thrifting expert.

I’ve always loved to write and create, and have spent the last three or four years building websites, selling prints of my artwork. 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 location were featured in the coverage, and so for mine and my family’s privacy (because I was tracked down in real life as a result and it scared the crap out of me) I now use my nickname of ‘Ar’ for all of my online work.

I enjoy writing about 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 on this website.

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. It’s where I’m going to create my actual writing, the stuff I’ve always wanted to write about. I hope you enjoy it.

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 [email protected] if you’d like to get in touch with me, I’d love to hear from you.