Steve Bell - Words
'If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.'
Whether or not I'm forgotten after I'm dead doesn't concern me, but I've taken up Franklin's challenge to write something worth reading.
Throughout my life, I’ve nurtured a relationship with the written word as a reader and writer. Most of my writing has been narrative non-fiction and journalistic commentary published in outdoor magazines in the UK, USA, and Australia. I was General Editor of a book on the Seven Summits and authored a coming-of-age memoir, both first published in the UK.
Two book-length works are in progress: a memoir about finding my truth through a thirty-year relationship with Mount Everest (pictured); and a novel about the appetites that drive us.
I write to share a view of the big questions: life, death, meaning & purpose, and explore them through the lens of metaphor and symbolism.