Being your own boss as a creative and / or running a creative business is notoriously challenging – but also one of the fields of endeavour that so many people desire.  Being able to create, innovate, express, share, connect in a way that is personal – right through commenting on issues of the whole human condition – can be thrilling. With that in mind in the latest of our Inspiring Interviews Soul Trader author, founder, Rasheed Ogunlaru interviewed novelist – playwright – dramatist Martin Patrick.

The interview above shares Dr Patrick’s journey from being a young boy with a gift for telling stories to winning an award very early on in his career writing plays. It’s been a journey of ups, downs and rich learning which Martin shares here. What’s evident from the word go is Martin’s passion, drive, determination and self belief; key qualities for any creative.

Dr Patrick also talks about his new novel Love Both Ways and his new venture The Great New Writers which he established to help encourage and support talented emerging LGBT authors to pursue their craft.