P J Whittlesea

P J Whittlesea

P.J. Whittlesea is a singer-songwriter and author. He was born in Australia and currently lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with his wife and two young children. His debut novel is titled Loreless. Visit www.pjwhittlesea.com to learn more about him. My venture into serious writing began with a poem. A simple love dedication.

I was also interested in composing music at the time, and a friend gave me some advice: you can sing whatever you write if you had a guitar. I taught myself a few basic guitar chords and then turned my poem into a song. It was the very first song I ever composed. I've composed hundreds of lyrics since then.

Many of them were turned into songs, but some were not. Lyric writing became a hobby for me. I discovered that turning them into songs was the most effective way of expressing my ideas. Yet, I was more concerned with the narrative than with the music.

Music was simply a means of expressing the words. I eventually decided to take things a Read More chevron_right