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Ricky Monahan Brown suffered a massive haemorrhagic stroke in 2012. Doctors gave him a one-in-twenty chance of a good outcome, where a 'good outcome' would be surviving in a non-vegetative, non-plegic state. During recovery, Ricky realised he had stories to tell. His writing has subsequently been published in books, magazines, journals and newspapers.

Ricky received a Stroke Association Life After Stroke Award for Creative Arts in 2016, and his night of live literature and music – Interrobang?! – won the 2017 Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Night in Britain. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and their son.
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Ricky Monahan Brown Weirdly, just getting into the habit of writing lots of stuff seems to help. I've found that putting down lots of words – whether it's the blog or sho…moreWeirdly, just getting into the habit of writing lots of stuff seems to help. I've found that putting down lots of words – whether it's the blog or short stories or little experiments for myself or poetry (I'm a pretty lacklustre poet) – has taught me that not everything has to be great. But anything might spark an idea for later. Or might be fit to be whittled into something better later. For me, the process of just keeping the writing muscles exercised seems to help for when the time comes to write something that I'm more invested in.(less)
Ricky Monahan Brown I love writing fiction and trying on different hats, like the title character in the old children's TV show, Mr Benn. In each show, Mr Benn would visi…moreI love writing fiction and trying on different hats, like the title character in the old children's TV show, Mr Benn. In each show, Mr Benn would visit a fancy dress shop, try on a costume – say, a caveman's furs – and be transported to that life. Writing, as well as reading, is a great tool to explore empathy, and it's a great privilege to have access to that.(less)
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A Personal History Of Creation

After King Rocker the other week, Mrs Stroke Bloke indulged me by sitting through Creation Stories, a biopic of sorts about Creation Records main man, Alan McGee.

Creation Records plays a big part in my, er, origin story, as indirectly noted by an old school friend.


A youthful @ricky_ballboy on the left there. https://t.co/wY8xf3Z1yV

— Allan Tanner (@weesandy) January 4, 2021

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